From: Chief of Naval Operations
To: All Ships and Stations
Subj: ACQUISITION OF CRUISE BOOKS AND UNIT YEARBOOKS OF NAVY AND MARINE CORPS UNITS
1. Purpose. To request all ships, stations, and Marine Corps Units make available copies of published cruise books and unit histories or information concerning the publishing of such items, to the Navy Department, in order to enable the Department to assemble a comprehensive reference source of such historical information.
2. Cancellation. OPNAVINST 5070.1B.
3. Background. There is considerable historic data contained in the cruise books and unit histories published by various commands. Since these materials are generally published and paid for privately, there has been no comprehensive reference collection or bibliography, and the historic value of these publications has not been fully exploited.
a. Forward two copies of published Navy cruise books and unit histories to:
Navy Department Library
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060
b. Forward Marine Corps cruise books and unit histories to:
Marine Corps Historical Center
History and Museums Division Bldg 58
1254 Charles Morris St SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5040
c. If published volumes cannot be furnished gratis, forward
the information concerning publication and price.
P. A. TRACEY
Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy
Director, Navy Staff
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[Note: The Marine Corps Historical Center at the Washington Navy Yard has permanently closed and its offices and collections transferred to the Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia.].