The Annual Reports of the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV reports) provide a comprehensive overview of the institutional and operational history of the U.S. Navy. These publications include communications to Congress, summaries of departmental activities and changes, estimates of naval forces, correspondence from naval officers, and other significant information from each year.
Currently, only a handful of years are available online. Interested in helping us make more SECNAV reports digitally accessible? Visit our Volunteers, Interns, and Naval Reservists opportunities page to see how you can get involved.
A selection of SECNAV reports dating after 1860 can also be found at the Hathi Trust Digital Library.