Finding aid (covers 1942-2009)
Finding aids for more recent accessions are not currently available.
Scope and Content Note
The records in this collection are the source folders for the Navy’s Administrative/Command Organization covering its Shore and Fleet (Operating) Commands. The files were created by the Shore and Fleet Organization Branch (sometimes called the SNDL Office). The records essentially provide the layout of the Navy’s structure by command, organization, or office. The folders contain fact sheets, mission statements, home ports, redesignations, establishment, disestablishment, commission, decommission dates, organizational assignments and other miscellaneous data. This collection has been received from the various iterations of the Shore and Fleet Organization Branch (N09B22/N09B16/DNS-3/DNS-33) within the CNO's office in various accessions over a long period of time. When a command/organization is no longer active, the respective file folders are consolidated by DNS-33 and transferred to the Naval History and Heritage Command.
The collection provides a wealth of information and history on the composition and organization of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps from the mid-20th century to the present. It also provides information on the establishment/commissioning, redesignation and disestablishment/decommissioning dates that may not be available from other sources. The area coordination data provides a horizontal overview of shore activities and the relationships between and among such activities.
This collection should be cited as the Shore and Fleet Organization Branch (SNDL) Records, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, DC.