Menus from Ship to Shore

Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners on Navy ships and shore installations provide an excellent snapshot of military food service and life in the Navy. Although today's Navy cooks and bakers are preparing more health-conscious meals for sailors and their families, these menus from 1903 to 1982 provide a nostalgic glimpse for all those who remember a meal with fellow sailors.

These menus are part of the Library's collection of holiday menus.

Ships

Thanksgiving
                  
Christmas
Altair 1932                    Altair 1932
Arizona 1917                    Astoria 1937
Arkansas 1919                    Barry 1956
Augusta 1942                    Bridge 1935
Barry 1956                    Bridge 1936
Case 1929                    Bridge 1938
Coral Sea 1948                    Bridge 1939
Craven 1938                    Bridge 1941
Hartford 1903                    Case 1926
Holland 1935                    Case 1927
Iowa 1943                    Cavalla 1982
Kentucky 1907                    Colorado 1926
New Jersey 1917                    Coral Sea 1948
Oklahoma 1935                    Cushing 1939
Raleigh 1905                    Guam 1932
Sperry 1950                    Henderson 1931
Wake Island 1943                    Kalinin Bay 1943
                   Mississippi 1940
                   Monterey 1918
                   Nevada 1945
                   New Orleans 1934
                   New York 1943
                   Nitro 1932
                   Oklahoma 1936
                   Oklahoma 1937
                   Omaha 1937
                   Oregon 1917
                   Portland 1936
                   Raleigh 1937
                   Ramsay 1930
                   Ramsay 1931
                   Rochester 1931
                   Sacramento No date
                   Santa Fe 1945
                  
                  

Shore Establishments

Thanksgiving
         
Christmas
Amphibious Training Center - Tulagi, Solomon Islands 1944           Navy Receiving Station, Boston Massachusetts 1942
Fleet Service Schools - Norfolk, Virginia 1944           Navy Station, New Orleans-Algiers, Louisiana 1942
Naval Repair Base, San Diego, California 1944 Navy Training Station, San Diego, California 1943
Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia 1945          
Naval Air Technical Training Center, Norman, Oklahoma 1956          
Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia 1958          
Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia 1959          

Miscellaneous Menus

Apollo 10 Astronaut's Menu Onboard USS Princeton 1969          
Armistice Day 1942          
Birthday Dinner for Admiral Yarnell on USS Augusta 1937          
Farewell Dinner to USS Augusta Officers 1937          
July 4th Dinner on board the USS Coral Sea at Golfe Juan, France, 1948          
July 4th Dinner, Officer's Mess, Philipine Islands 1945          
New Year's Dinner, USS Iowa BB-61 1955          
New Year's Dinner, USS Isabel PY-10 1922          
Shellback Dinner, USS Wisconsin BB-64 1953          
[George] Washington's Birthday Dinner, USS Pittsburgh, 1918          




Related Sources: Navy Department Library Seeks Ship And Shore Holiday Menus.

                               USS Chaumont (AP-5), 1921-1948 - Miscellaneous Images (includes Thanksgiving and Christmas menus -1936).