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United States Naval History: A Bibliography

NAVAL HISTORY BIBLIOGRAPHIES, NO. 1

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORIES

A New Century Beckons: A History of the Army and Navy Club. Compiled by Arnold S. Lott and Raymond J. McHugh. Washington: The Army and Navy Club, 1988. 225 pp.

Albion, Robert G., and Robert H. Connery. Forrestal and the Navy. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1962. 359 pp.

------. "The Development of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations." Military Affairs 10 (Spring 1946): 40-68; (Fall 1946): 10-38; 11 (Summer 1947): 88-99; (Winter 1947): 229-237.

Bennett, Frank M. Steam Navy of the United States: A History of the Growth of the Steam Vessel of War in the U.S. Navy, and of the Naval Engineer Corps . . . . Pittsburgh: Warren, 1896. 953 pp. (Reprinted 1970 by Greenwood).

Carlisle, Rodney. Powder and Propellants: Energetic Materials at Indian Head, Maryland, 1890-1990. Indian Head, Md.: Naval Ordnance Station, 1990. 293 pp.

Christman, Albert B. History of the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California. Vol. 1, Sailors, Scientists, and Rockets: Origins of the Navy Rocket Program and of the Naval Ordnance Test Station, Inyokern. Washington: Naval History Division, 1971. 303 pp.

Coletta, Paolo E., and K. Jack Bauer, eds. United States Navy and Marine Corps Bases, Domestic. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1985. 740 pp.

This volume and the companion volume cited below are collections of scholarly articles contributed by naval historians. Each article includes a bibliography.

-----. United States Navy and Marine Corps Bases, Overseas. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1985. 459 pp.

Condit, Doris M. History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Vol. 2, The Test of War, 1950-1953. Washington: Department of Defense, Historical Office; GPO, 1988. 701 pp.

Gerrard-Gough, J. D., and Albert B. Christman. History of the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California. Vol. 2, The Grand Experiment at Inyokern: Narrative of the Naval Ordnance Test Station During the Second World War and the Immediate Postwar Years. Washington: GPO, 1978. 433 pp.

Hammer, Andrea. Praising the Bridge That Brought Me Over: One Hundred Years at Indian Head. LaPlata, Md.: Charles County Community College, 1990. 104 pp.

Centennial history of the Naval Ordnance Station, Indian Head

Hattendorf, John B. Sailors and Scholars: The Centennial History of the United States Naval War College. Newport, R.I.: Naval War College Press, 1984. 354 pp.

Herman, Jan K. A Hilltop in Foggy Bottom: Home of the Old Naval Observatory and the Navy Medical Department. Washington: Naval Medical Command, 1984. 84 pp.

Reprinted from U.S. Naval Medicine.

Holcomb, Richmond C. A Century With Norfolk Naval Hospital, 1830-1930: A Story of the Oldest Naval Hospital, the Medical Department of the Navy, and the Progress of Medicine, Through the Past One Hundred Years. Portsmouth, Va.: Printcraft, 1930. 543 pp.

Hone, Thomas C. Power and Change: The Administrative History of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Contributions to Naval History, No. 2. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1989.

Hooper, Edwin B. The Navy Department: Evolution and Fragmentation. Naval Historical Foundation Publication, Series 2, No. 22. Washington: Naval Historical Foundation, 1978. 59 pp.

Long, David F. "The Navy Under the Board of Navy Commissioners, 1815-1842." In In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 1775-1984, 2d ed., edited by Kenneth J. Hagan, 63-78. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1984.

Lott, Arnold S. A Long Line of Ships Mare Island's Century of Naval Activity in California. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1954. 268 pp.

McCollum, Kenneth G., ed. Dahlgren. Dahlgren, Va.: Naval Surface Weapons Center, 1977. 189 pp.

A history of the Dahlgren Laboratory consisting of interviews with the individuals who figured in its development. Chapter 1 provides a chronological history of the facility.

Mason, Theodore K. Across the Cactus Curtain: The Story of Guantanamo Bay. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1984. 159 pp.

Nicolosi, Anthony S. "The Founding of the Newport News Naval Training Station, 1878-1883: An Exercise in Naval Politics." American Neptune 49 (Fall 1989): 291-304.

Awarded the U.S. Navy History Prize by the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation for the best article on the history of the United States Navy published in 1989.

Paullin, Charles O. Paullin's History of Naval Administration, 1775-1911: A Collection of Articles From the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1968. 485 pp.

-----. "When Was Our Navy Founded?" U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 36 (March 1910): 255-261.

Pearce, George F. The U.S. Navy in Pensacola: From Sailing Ships to Naval Aviation (1825-1930). Pensacola: Univ. Presses of Florida, 1980. 207 pp.

Peck, Taylor. Round-Shot to Rockets: A History of the Washington Navy Yard and the U.S. Naval Gun Factory. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1949. 267 pp.

Pinsel, Marc I. 150 Years of Service on the Seas: A Pictorial History of the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office From 1830 to 1980. Vol. 1, 1830-1946. Bay St. Louis, Mich.: Navy Department, Oceanographic Office; Washington: GPO, 1982-.

Rappaport, Armin. The Navy League of the United States. Detroit: Wayne State Univ. Press, 1962. 271 pp.

Rearden Steven L. History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Vol. 1, The Formative Years, 1947- 1950. Washington: Department of Defense, Historical Office, 1984. 701 pp.

Reed, John C., and Andreas G. Ronhovde. Arctic Laboratory: A History (1947-1966) of the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory at Point Barrow, Alaska. Washington: Arctic Institute of North America, 1971. 748 pp.

Reid, Robert L., and Thomas E. Rodgers. A Good Neighbor: The First Fifty Years at Crane. Evansville, Ind.: Univ. of Southern Indiana, 1991. 119 pp.

History of the Naval Weapons Center, Crane, Indiana.

Richard, Dorothy E. United States Naval Administration of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Washington: Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, 1957-63. 3 vols.

Vol. 1, The Wartime Military Government Period, 1942-1945; Vol. 2, The Postwar Military Government Era, 1945-1947; Vol. 3, The Trusteeship Period, 1947-1951.

Ries, John C. The Management of Defense: Organization and Control of the U.S. Armed Services. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1964. 228 pp.

Salkovitz, Edward I., ed. Science, Technology, and the Modern Navy: Thirtieth Anniversary, 1946-1976. ONR-37. Arlington, Va.: Office of Naval Research, 1976. 569 pp.

Sapolsky, Harvey M. Science and the Navy: The History of the Office of Naval Research. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1990. 142 pp.

Smaldone, Joseph P. History of the White Oak Laboratory, 1945-1975. Silver Spring, Md.: Naval Surface Weapons Center, 1977. 282 pp.

Smelser, Marshall. The Congress Founds the Navy, 1787-1798. Notre Dame, Ind.: Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 1959. 229 pp.

Smith, Geoffrey S. "An Uncertain Passage: The Bureaus Run the Navy, 1842-1861." In In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 1775-1984, 2d ed., edited by Kenneth J. Hagan, 79-107. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1984.

Stein, Harold, ed. American Civil-Military Decision: A Book of Case Studies. Birmingham: Univ. of Alabama Press, 1963. 705 pp.

Tidman, Keith R. The Operations Evaluation Group: A History of Naval Operations Analysis. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. 359 pp.

Trimble, William F. "The Naval Aircraft Factory, the American Aviation Industry, and Government Competition, 1919-1928." Business History Review 60 (Summer 1986): 175-198.

Awarded the U.S. Navy History Prize by the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation for the best article on the history of the United States Navy published in 1986.

U.S. Bureau of Construction and Repair. History of the Construction Corps of the United States Navy. Washington: GPO, 1937. 58 pp.

U. S. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. The Dental Corps of the United States Navy, a Chronology, 1912- 1962. Washington: GPO, 1962. 132 pp.

-----. History of the Medical Department of the United States Navy, 1945-1955. Washington: GPO, 1958. 224 pp.

U.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel. The History of the Chaplain Corps, United States Navy, by Clifford M. Drury. Washington: GPO, 1949-75. 9 vols.

Vols. 1 and 2 are narrative histories, 1778-1949; Vols. 3 through 8 contain biographic and service record sketches; Vol. 6 covers the Korean War; Vol. 9, the Vietnam War.

U.S. Bureau of Ordnance. Navy Ordnance Activities, World War, 1917-1918. Washington: GPO, 1920. 323 pp.

-----. U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance in World War II, by Buford Rowland and William Boyd. Washington: GPO, 1953. 539 pp.

U.S. Bureau of Yards and Docks. Activities of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, Navy Department, World War, 1917-1918. Washington: GPO, 1921. 522 pp.

U.S. Department of Defense. Report of the Secretary and the Reports of the Secretary of the Army, Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of the Air Force. Washington: GPO, 1947/48-.

Prior to unification, Navy reports published separately as Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy.

U.S. Department of Defense. Historical Office. The Department of Defense: Documents on Establishment and Organization, 1944-1978. Edited by Alice C. Cole and others. Washington: GPO, 1979. 332 pp.

U.S. Naval History Division. Fifty Years of Naval District Development, 1903-1953. Washington: 1956. 117 pp.

Available in the Naval Establishment but not generally distributed.

U.S. Office of Naval Records and Library. History of the Bureau of Engineering Navy Department During the World War. Published under the direction of the Hon. Edward Denby, Secretary of the Navy. Washington: GPO, 1922. 176 pp.

Weber, Gustavus A. The Hydrographic Office: Its History, Activities, and Organization. Brookings Institution, Institute for Government Research, Service Monographs of the United States Government, No. 42. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1926. 112 pp. (Reprinted 1974 by AMS Press).

-----. The Naval Observatory: Its History, Activities, and Organization. Brookings Institution. Institute for Government Research, Service Monographs of the United States Government, No. 39. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1926. 101 pp. (Reprinted 1974 by AMS Press).