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Inventory of the Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library

Inventory of the Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library

Staff of the Old Military and Civil Records Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) compiled this inventory. All of the Record Group 45 documents are located at NARA, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408, and all inquiries about these records should be made to them. The Naval History & Heritage Command provides this online version of the inventory as a service to researchers.


Acknowledgements iii
Preface v
Introduction 1
  Secretaries of the Navy 4
  Assistant Secretaries of the Navy 5
  Under Secretaries of the Navy 5
  Assistant Secretaries of the Navy (Air) 5
Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, 1798-1921 (1-211) 6
  Correspondence, 1798-1918 6
      Letters and Telegrams Sent 6
      Letters and Telegrams Received 15
      Other Correspondence 26
  Directives, 1798-1913 27
  Muster Rolls, Payrolls, Officer Rolls and Related Records, 17981-1889 28
  Fiscal Records, 1798-1890 32
  Personnel Records, 1803-97 36
    Records Relating Primarily to Civilian Employees 36
      Letters Sent 36
      Registers of Letters Received and Other Registers and Lists 37
    Records Relating to Naval Officers' Service 38
      Letters Sent 38
      Letters Received 40
      Other Correspondence Concerning Naval Service 42
      Registers and Lists Pertaining to Applicants for Positions and Reinstatements 42
      Registers and Lists Pertaining to Orders 44
      Statements of Service and Compilations of Service 45
      Other Registers and Lists 49
    Records Relating to Enlisted Men 49
  Legal Records, 1807-83 50
      General Records 50
      Records Relating to Blockade Running 51
      Prize Case Records 52
      Records Relating to Navy Yard Cases 54
      Records Relating to Contracts 55
  Registers and Other Records Pertaining to U.S. Naval Vessels, 1797-1919 55
  Records of Chief Clerk John W. Hogg, 1875-92 56
  Records of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1898-1921 56
Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, 1887-1945 (212-301) 57
  Records of the Assistant for Naval Operations 57
  Records of Divisions, 1897-1940 59
    Ship Movement Division 59
    Communications Division 61
    Division of Operating Forces 63
      Air Operations 63
      European Operations 64
      U.S. Atlantic Fleet 65
    War Plans Division 65
  Records of the Historical Section, 1917-26 66
      War Diaries and Related Records 66
      Carded Reference Compilations 67
      Histories 69
  Records of the Office of Naval Intelligence, 1887-1927 70
      Correspondence and Records of Naval Attachés 73
      Correspondence Concerning Disturbances in Foreign Countries 74
      Miscellaneous Records Primarily Relating to Foreign Nations 77
  Other Records, 1945 78
Records of Boards and Commissions, 1812-90 (302-385) 78
  Board of Navy Commissioners 78
      Journal of Meetings 79
      Letters Sent 79
      Letters Received 81
      Reports 85
      Contract Records 86
      Miscellaneous Records 87
  Naval Inventions Boards 90
      Board for Examination of Naval Inventions 90
      Permanent Commission 91
  Naval Policy and Planning Boards 92
  Naval War Board 92
  Officer Examination Boards 93
      Naval Examining Board for Officers Seeking Promotion 93
  Commission to Ascertain the Cost of Removing the Naval Observatory 94
  Other Boards 95
Records of Bureaus, 1823-1933 (386-422) 95
  Bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repair 95
  Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography 96
  Bureau of Yards and Docks 99
    Timber Reservations 99
      Letters Sent 99
      Letters Received 99
      Other Timber Reservation Records 100
    Other Records 101
  Bureau of Equipment 102
  Bureau of Navigation 102
Records of Shore Establishments, 1814-1919 (423-498) 103
      Baltimore Naval Station 103
      Boston (Charlestown) Navy Yard 104
      Gosport (Norfolk) Navy Yard 104
      Havana, Cuba, Naval Station 105
      Mare Island Navy Yard 106
      Mound City, IL, Navy Station 106
      New Orleans Naval Station 107
      New York (Brooklyn) Navy Yard 107
      Newport Torpedo Station 110
      Pensacola Navy Yard 110
      Philadelphia Navy Yard 112
      Portsmouth, NH, Navy Yard 113
      Rio Grande Station 113
      U.S. Naval Academy 114
      Washington Navy Yard 114
Records Created and Organized by the Office of Naval Records and Library (499-674) 116
    Collections for 1775-1910 116
    Collections for 1910-27 118
    Compiled and Other Records Relating to Naval Service 121
    Records Relating to the Acquisition and Publication of Documents in the Collection 122
      Records Relating to Donors 122
      Records Relating to Publications 123
    Copied Records Relating to the Early Navy 125
  Records Acquired From Other Executive Departments, 1794-1903 127
      War Department Records 127
      Treasury Department Records 129
      State Department Records 129
  Records Acquired From Foreign Sources, 1775-1915 130
  Records Acquired From Private Sources in the United States, 1775-1908 134
      Correspondence 134
      Logs, Journals, and Related Records 135
      Registers and Lists 136
      Fiscal Records 138
      Other Records 139
  Records Relating to the Confederate States Navy, 1861-65 141
    Confederate States Navy Department 141
      Correspondence 142
      Muster Rolls, Payrolls, Shipping Articles, and Pay Records 143
      Logs, Journals, and Diaries 144
      Fiscal Records 145
    Confederate Army Records 146
    Other Records 146
  Appendix A: List of Subseries of Letters from Officers Commanding Cruises and Expeditions (Entry 40) 149
  Appendix B: List of Volumes in Letters Received from Commanding Officers of Squadrons (Entry 45) 152
  Appendix C: List of Muster Rolls and Payrolls of U.S. Navy Vessels (Entry 68) 173
  Appendix D: List of Muster Rolls and Payrolls of U.S. Navy Shore Establishments (Entry 69) 196
  Appendix E: Glossary of Abbreviations Used in Communications by Naval Forces Operating in European Waters (Entries 229, 231, 245 and 272) 211
  Appendix F: List of War Diaries of Vessels, 1917-27 (Entry 254) 212
  Appendix G: List of War Diaries for Naval Commands, Convoys, Stations, and Detachments (Entry 254) 236
  Appendix H: Geographic Designations Used in the U.S. Navy Area Files (Entries 500, 501, and 517) 246
  Appendix I: File Designations Used in the U.S. Navy Subject Files (Entries 502 and 520) 248
  Appendix J: File Designations Used in the Confederate Navy Subject File (Entry 503) 259
  Appendix K: Outline of Logistics File (Entry 522) 262
  Appendix L: List of Vessels For Which There Are Logs and Journals (Entry 608) 270
  Appendix M: List of Logs and Journals (Entry 608) 274
  Appendix N: Naval Officers' Personal Letterbooks (Entry 603) 294
  Appendix O: List of Muster Rolls, Payrolls, and Related Records for Confederate Vessels (Entry 651) 304
  NARA Microfilm Publication Reference in Inventory 18 305
  Index 307


This publication was made possible through a contribution in memory of Rita P. Shea.

The following additional individuals made archival, editorial, and technical contributions to this publication:

Ivadnia Scott-Cora cheerfully undertook the enormous task of transcribing handwritten entries into machine readable format.
John VanDeeredt wrote descriptions of records that were added to the inventory after the original compilation was complete and incorporated them into the inventory.
Robert Gruber substantively edited the completed manuscript for adequacy of archival description and records coverage, taking a somewhat unformed manuscript and making it clear and comprehensible and identifying areas where more work was needed.
Sandra Tilley copy edited the completed manuscript and improved its usability by making it grammatically and stylistically correct and by identifying places where information was confusing or incomplete.
Rosemary Land input the editorial corrections and did yeoman service formatting the manuscript so the designer could work with it. In many cases, she provided a backup to the editor by catching problems and inconsistencies.
Brian Barth designed and typeset the completed publication in record time and created a handsome look to an eminently readable volume.
Susan Carroll produced a comprehensive index that will facilitate the use of the publication for users for years to come.


This inventory describes Records of the Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library, Record Group (RG) 45. The nearly 3,000 cubic feet of material in RG 45 span the years from the Revolutionary War to World War II. The Office of Naval Records and Library collected most of the official files created by the Office of the Secretary of the Navy before 1897 as well as significant historical records created by the bureaus, boards, stations, and offices of the Navy Department before World War II.

NARA's descriptive program produces a variety of publications--inventories, lists, guides, reference information papers, and databases--to help people find their way through the voluminous records in our holdings. To best serve our researchers and disseminate information in an efficient and cost-effective manner, these publications are increasingly being made available in electronic as well as microfilm and paper formats.

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Archivist of the United States  

The NHHC's Early History Branch and the Navy Department Library gratefully acknowledge the National Archives and Records Administration for their support and encouragement in posting this online edition.


The Office of Naval Records and Library and the Naval Records Collection, 1882-1946

All of these documents are located at the National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408, and all inquiries about these records should be made to them.

A library was established in the Navy Department in 1800 at the direction of Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Stoddert. Over the years, it became the depository for books removed from libraries of old naval vessels. Following the issuance of General Order 282 by Secretary of the Navy William H. Hunt on March 23, 1882, the Library, with its holding of approximately 7,000 volumes, was placed in the new Office of Naval Intelligence in the Bureau of Navigation. Professor mathematics James Russell Soley was assigned to the Library as officer-in-charge on June 9, 1882, and began immediately to make plans for bringing together in the departmental library rare books that were scattered in the various bureaus, acquiring new texts, collecting old prints and photographs of naval battles and U.S. and foreign naval vessels, and classifying and cataloging this material. A year earlier efforts had begun under the leadership of Chief of the Bureau of Navigation John Grimes to collect records of Union and Confederate naval operations during the Civil War, with a view to eventual publication. This work was taken over by Soley after an act of Congress on July 7, 1884, granted the first appropriation, a sum of $2,640, for this work and authorized the establishment of the Office of Library and Naval War Records.

Soley continued in charge of the Office of Library and Naval War Records until his appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Navy in July 1889, a move that coincided with the placement of the office directly under the Secretary's office and the adoption of the additional title of Superintendent, Naval War Records, by the officer-in-charge of the Library. Soley, as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, continued his interest in the office and was at least partly responsible for increases made in its staff.

Until 1915 the Office of Library and Naval War Records received separate appropriations for the purchase of technical books, magazines, and other services for the Library and for the collection, duplication, and publication of records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the Civil War. An act of Congress of March 4, 1915, consolidated the two appropriations, and the office title became the Office of Naval Records and Library.

In 1904 and 1906 Congress passed legislation providing for the transfer to the Secretary of the Navy of naval records in the custody of executive agencies pertaining to the Navy in the American Revolution and to the Department from its establishment until the Civil War. World War I, however, transformed the Office of Naval Records and Library from mainly a custodian of books, manuscripts, old official records, and other historical material to a collector of current records that could be used for contemporary as well as future historical and official research.

On July 19, 1918, Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels in a circular letter announced the establishment of a "History Section" under the direction of the Chief of Naval Operations, which would be responsible for collecting historical material until the end of the war. Rear Adm. W.W. Kimball (ret.) was made head of the new section. Similarly, a Historical Section was established in October 1918 at London Headquarters of U.S. Naval Force Operating in European Waters on the recommendation of the Force Commander, Adm. William S. Sims. Recognizing their common interests, the Secretary of the Navy on July 1, 1919, ordered the combining of the Historical Section and the Office of Naval Records and Library in the Office of Naval Intelligence under the Chief of Naval Operations. Coinciding with this order was the grant by Congress of the first appropriation for collecting records pertaining to World War I; a separate appropriation was made for the work of the Office of Naval Records and Library.

Despite the incorporation, a line still was drawn between the "old" and "current" records handled by the personnel of the Office of Naval Records and Library and the personnel of the Historical Section. In keeping with this distinction, the Historical Section (which also was known as the World War Section) collected records transmitted to it by the bureaus; naval districts, the commanders-in-chief of the Asiatic, Pacific, and U.S. Fleets; and by ships and stations that had gone out of commission. Its staff copied and classified this material along with books, periodicals, and other publications concerning the war.

The Historical Section was expanded by the establishment on January 1, 1919, of a Pictorial Branch responsible for the collecting and filing of photographs, posters, and motion pictures illustrating the activities of U.S. and foreign navies. Commodore Dudley W. Knox was assigned to duty on August 1, 1921, as officer in charge of the Office of Naval Records and Library. he received an additional responsibility through the provisions of an act of Congress of April 28, 1930, which appointed him Curator for the Navy Department. As Curator, he was responsible for the collection and preservation of trophies and other artifacts of historical value to the Navy, except for those at the Naval Academy and at other naval stations. Beginning in 1931 naval officers were no longer assigned to the office to serve as Superintendent of the Library, and Knox assumed these duties, too.

On January 10, 1924, Knox issued an order that established a Division of Records in the Historical Section to have "cognizance over all materials from the beginning of American Naval History to the beginning of the World War Period." The Division of Records and the Historical Section lost their separate identities after 1927, when Knox organized a large part of the office staff to begin the systematic archiving of the pre-World War I records and personal papers that had been received from Navy bureaus, officers, and private donors and the unarranged World War I materials.

At the outbreak of World War II, the Office of Naval Records and Library consisted of the Library, the Publications Section, the Manuscript Section (which was formed from the Old Records Section and the World War I Section), and the Graphics Section (which was organized earlier as the Pictorial Branch). As early as December 1937, a part of the Naval Records Collection stored at the Naval Magazine, Bellevue, Washington, DC, was transferred to the National Archives so that more space could be made available for ordnance storage. The declaration of a limited emergency on September 8, 1939, signaled a reduction of suitable space in the Navy Department Building for the storage of the Naval records Collection and the elimination of office space for the staff that serviced these records. Moves of the collection and the staff to the National Archives Building and the Navy Annex at Arlington, VA, followed in the next two years.

The main part of the collection was removed from the Navy Department Building to the Arlington Annex in 1941; a part of it was again moved in 1942 to the Library of Congress, including books belonging to the Naval Historical Foundation. All pictures and artifacts were stored in the Navy Warehouse of South Court House Road in Arlington.

In October 1942, negotiations were begun to transfer a part of the Naval Records Collections for the period prior to 1911 from the custody of the Manuscript Section to the legal custody of the National Archives. In a letter of November 10, 1942, the Archivist of the United States agreed to the transfer and also offered courtesy storage for the major part of the collection for the period 1911-27. Staff privileges and office space for civil service naval personnel of the Office of Naval records and Library were also offered. After the collection was transferred to the National Archives Building, the Office of Naval Records and Library staff located there became known as the Early Records Section. The Early Records Section maintained liaison with the National Archives and also conducted research on behalf of the Navy. Commodore Knox's administrative offices were located at the Arlington Annex. The staff there, engaged in collecting and classifying operational records of World War II, became known as the Operational Archives.

Under a reorganization of September 19, 1945, the Office of Naval Intelligence, to which the Office of Naval Records and Library was still attached, was placed under the newly established Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Administration). In a subsequent reorganization on August 1, 1946, the Office of Naval Records and Library was removed from the Office of Naval Intelligence. The Office of Naval Intelligence was placed under the jurisdiction of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Operations), but the Office of Naval Records and Library remained under the direction of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Administration). In March 1949, the Office of Naval Records and Library was combined with the Office of Naval History, which had been established in July 1944 under the supervision of the Office of the Secretary of the Navy to prepare histories and narratives of naval activities during World War II. The merging of these two offices created the Naval Records and History Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

In 1952 the Navy Department renamed its historical offices, the Naval History Division. The Naval Historical Center assumed its present designation in 1971. Most of the Center's activities were brought together in 1982, when the NHC moved into a historic building complex at the Washington Navy Yard named to honor Dudley W. Knox, who perhaps did more than any individual to strengthen and reinforce the Navy's commitment to its historic heritage and traditions. The present organizational structure was completed in 1986 when the Navy Art Collection and Gallery and the Naval Aviation History and Publication Division, both already located in the Washington Navy Yard, became part of the Naval Historical Center. Today the Center comprises historians, archivists, curators, librarians, museum specialists, editors, graphic designers, archaeologists, and administrative support personnel.

Archives System of the Office of Naval Records and Library

On January 19, 1924, Capt. Dudley W. Knox, officer-in-charge of the Office of Naval Records and Library, issued an order directing that the work of collecting and filing naval historical documents be expanded. The Historical Section was instructed to continue the collecting and filing of records for the period 1911-1927, referred to as the "World War period." The Division of Records was directed to collect and file all material pertaining to the early history of the Navy (prior to the Civil War) and to the Navy between the Civil War and the World War periods, or roughly the years 1867-1910. The collection of materials for the Civil War period was considered by Knox to be "virtually finished."

All collected materials were organized under one archives system, which was primarily subdivided into four general time periods.

    Early Period--from the beginning of American naval history to the year 1855

    Rebellion Period--the years 1856-70

    Spanish War Period--the years 1871-1910

    World War Period--the years ca. 1911-27

The second main subdivision of the collection was the division of files into "Operation Files" and "Logistics Files" for the Spanish War and World War Periods. The Logistics Files were further segregated according to the office and bureaus of the Navy Department.

The Operation Files were further segregated into four classes:

    Class 1 consisted of such records as diaries; logs; journals; signal records; books, and watch, station, and quarter bills.

    Class 2 consisted of miscellany that could not be filed under other classes, such as serial or docketed material (circular letters, and daily, weekly, and monthly bulletins and notices), minutes of proceedings of commissions and committees, intelligence publications, regulations, and statistics. This material was filed according to subject classification and thereunder chronologically.

    Class 3 consisted of general correspondence that was arranged chronologically. For the World War Period, duplicate copies of this class of material were placed in a separate subject file arranged according to the subject classification system.

    Class 4 consisted of telegrams and cables for the World War Period that were filed by area and thereunder chronologically. Any duplicates were placed in the subject file referred to under Class 3.

The third main subdivision of the collection for the Early and Spanish War periods was according to geographic area. The major subdivisions were Area 4, and 7-11 (see description of these areas in Appendix H). The area subdivision was also used for the Rebellion and World War Periods, supplemented by further subdivision. (see Appendix H).

None of the bound volumes or the oversized muster rolls and payrolls presently in Record Group 45 are organized according to the archives scheme developed by the Office of Naval Records and Library. They are organized by provenance according to the office that created them, including the Secretary of the Navy's Office, bureaus, stations, yards, and boards. The Area, Subject, and Logistics Files described in entries 500-502, 517, 520, and 522 retain the arrangement scheme imposed by the Office of Naval Records and Library.

Secretaries of the Navy

(George Cabot was offered first appointment but declined.)  
Benjamin Stoddert June 18, 1789-Mar. 31, 1801
Robert Smith July 27, 1801-Mar. 7, 1809
(Jacob Crowninshield was nominated and confirmed Mar. 3, 1805, but never took office.)  
Paul Hamilton May 15, 1809-Dec. 31, 1812
William Jones Jan. 19, 1813-Dec. 1, 1814
Benjamin W. Crowninshield Jan. 16, 1815-Sept. 30, 1818
Smith Thompson Jan. 1, 1819-Aug. 31, 1823
Samuel Southard Sept. 16, 1823-Mar. 3, 1829
John Branch Mar. 9, 1829-May 12, 1831
Levi Woodbury May 23, 1831-June 30, 1834
Mahlen Dickerson July 1, 1834-June 30, 1838
James K. Paulding July 1, 1838-Mar. 3, 1841
George E. Badger Mar. 6-Sept. 11, 1841
Abel P. Upshur Oct 11, 1841-July 23, 1843
David Henshaw July 24, 1843-Feb. 18, 1844
Thomas W. Gilmer Feb. 19-28, 1844
John Y. Mason Mar. 26, 1844-Mar. 10, 1845
George Bancroft Mar. 11, 1845-Sept. 9, 1846
John Y. Mason Sept. 10, 1846-Mar. 7, 1849
William B. Preston Mar. 8, 1849-July 22, 1850
William A. Graham Aug. 2, 1850-July 25, 1852
John P. Kennedy July 26, 1852-Mar. 7, 1853
James C. Dobbin Mar. 8, 1853-Mar. 6, 1857
Isaac Toucey Mar. 7, 1857-Mar. 6, 1861
Gideon Welles Mar. 7, 1861-Mar. 3, 1869
Adolph E. Borie Mar. 9-June 25, 1869
George M. Robeson June 26, 1869-Mar. 12, 1877
Richard W. Thompson Mar. 13, 1877-Dec. 20, 1880
Nathan Goff, Jr. Jan. 7-Mar. 6, 1881
William H. Hunt Mar. 7, 1881-Apr. 16, 1882
William E. Chandler Apr. 17, 1882-Mar. 6, 1885
William C. Whitney Mar. 7, 1885-Mar. 5, 1889
Benjamin F. Tracy Mar. 6, 1889-Mar. 6, 1893
Hilary A. Herbert Mar. 7, 1893-Mar. 5, 1897
John D. Long Mar. 6, 1897-Apr. 30, 1902
William H. Moody May 1, 1902-June 30, 1904
Paul Morton July 1, 1904-June 30, 1905
Charles J. Bonaparte July 1, 1905-Dec. 16, 1906
Victor H. Metcalf Dec. 17, 1906-Nov. 30, 1908
Truman H. Newberry Dec. 1, 1908-Mar. 5, 1909
George von L. Meyer Mar. 6, 1909-Mar. 4, 1913
Josephus Daniels Mar. 5, 1913-Mar. 5, 1921
Edwin Denby Mar. 6, 1921-Mar. 10, 1924
Curtis D. Wilbur Mar. 19, 1924-Mar. 4, 1929
Charles F. Adams Mar. 5, 1929-Mar. 4, 1933
Claude A. Swanson Mar. 4, 1933-July 7, 1939
Charles Edison Jan. 2-June 24, 1940
Frank Know July 11, 1940-Apr. 28, 1944
James V. Forrestal May 19, 1944-Sept. 17, 1947
John L. Sullivan Sept. 18, 1947-May 24, 1949
Francis P. Matthews May 25, 1949-July 31, 1951
Dan. A. Kimball July 31, 1951-Jan. 20, 1953

Assistant Secretaries of the Navy

Gustavus Fox Aug. 1, 1861-Nov. 26, 1866
William Faxon June 1, 1866-Mar. 3, 1869
James R. Soley July 18, 1890-Mar. 19, 1893
William McAdoo Mar. 20, 1889-Apr. 18, 1897
Theodore Roosevelt Apr. 19, 1897-May 10, 1898
Charles H. Allen May 11, 1898-Apr. 21, 1900
Frank W. Hackett Apr. 24, 1900-Dec. 16, 1901
Charles H. Darling Dec. 17, 1901-Oct. 30, 1905
Truman H. Newberry Nov. 1, 1905-Nov. 30, 1908
Herbert L. Sattlerlee Dec. 3, 1908-Mar. 5, 1909
Beekman Winthrop Mar. 6, 1909-Mar. 16, 1913
Franklin D. Roosevelt Mar. 17, 1913-Aug. 26, 1920
Gordon Woodbury Aug. 27, 1920-Mar. 9, 1921
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. Mar. 10, 1921-Sept. 30, 1924
Theodore Douglas Robinson Nov. 11, 1924-Mar. 4, 1929
Ernest Lee Jahncke Arp. 1, 1929-Mar. 17, 1933
Henry L. Roosevelt Mar. 17, 1933-Feb. 22, 1936
Charles Edison Jan. 18, 1937-Jan. 1, 1940
Lewis Compton Feb. 9, 1940-Jan. 10, 1941
Ralph A. Bard Feb. 24, 1941-June 24, 1944
H. Struve Hensel Jan. 30, 1945-Feb. 28, 1946
W. John Kenney Mar. 1, 1946-Sept. 19, 1947
Mark Edwin Andrews Jan. 21, 1948-Feb. 15, 1949
John T. Koehler Feb. 18, 1949-Oct. 3, 1951
Herbert R. Askins Oct. 3, 1951-Jan. 20, 1953

Under Secretaries of the Navy

James V. Forrestal Aug. 22, 1940-May 18, 1944
Ralph A Bard June 24, 1944-June 30, 1945
Artemus L. Gates July 3-Dec. 31, 1945
John L. Sullivan June 17, 1946-Sept. 18, 1947
W. John Kenney Sept. 19, 1947-May 24, 1949
Dan A. Kimball May 25, 1949-July 31, 1951
Francis P. Whitehair Aug. 7, 1951-Jan. 29, 1953

Assistant Secretaries of the Navy (Air)

Edward P. Warner July 19, 1926-Mar. 15, 1929
David Sinton Ingalls Mar. 16, 1929-June 1, 1932
Artemus L. Gates Sept. 5, 1941-July 2, 1945
John L. Sullivan July 1, 1945-June 17, 1946
John Nicholas Brown Nov. 12, 1946-Mar. 8, 1949
Dan A. Kimball Mar. 9-May 24, 1949
John F. Floberg Nov. 23, 1949-Jan. 19, 1953


Published: Mon Dec 28 22:11:07 EST 2020