Ship History/Command Operations Reports
A Chief of Naval Operations' instruction (OPNAVINST 5750.12J) requires all commissioned ships in the Navy to submit an annual Command Operations Report, formerly known as the Command History Report. This report covers the operational and administrative actions of the command for each calendar year. To provide the crew of the current commissioned ships with a better understanding of its history, and in concert with the histories in the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, the annual history/command operational 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. Please note the reports listed here are only for current commissioned ships.
NOTE: This is a long term program to scan and post reports. Currently "A" through "L" have been completed and are available. Specific history reports for L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, V, AND W ships have been posted.
Reports are posted in PDF format.