Beyond utilizing the collections for exhibitions, the National Museum of the American Sailor’s collections serve as research aids and reference materials for military and civilian researchers including historians and authors. For research, please complete the Research Inquiry Form to notify the museum about your request. Due to the number of research inquiries the National Museum of the American Sailor receives, immediate answers are not always a reality. All research inquiries will be completed within 60 days of receipt.
Please note: The National Museum of the American Sailor does not have a complete collection of "boot camp" graduation photographs, nor do we have information on specific sailors. For information on specific sailors, next of kin may request a copy of their military service record via the National Archives website. The link is: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/