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Ship History Reports for Decommissioned Ships

A Chief of Naval Operations' instruction (OPNAVINST 5750.12) required all commissioned ships in the Navy to submit an annual Command History Report. This report covers the operational and administrative actions of the command for each calendar year. In concert with the histories in the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, the annual history reports are posted for reference purposes.


Index to Ships: Select the first letter of the ship name from the list below (note many ship names are abbreviated in common usage Lincoln versus Abraham Lincoln therefore it is important to look up ships using the first letter of the full name; as the above ship is found under letter A). Only the basic report is included in these histories in order to eliminate extensive file size.

THE REPORTS LISTED HERE ARE ONLY FOR DECOMMISSIONED SHIPS. THIS IS A LONG RANGE PROJECT AND IT WILL TAKE YEARS, IF NOT DECADES, TO COMPLETE THE SCANNING AND POSTING OF ALL THE REPORTS. PLEASE BE AWARE, THIS SECTION WILL BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR A VERY LONG TIME.


| A | B | C | D | E | F| G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |


The reports are posted in Adobe Acrobat. In order to view the posted files it is necessary to have Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher on your computer.



2006