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ZE (Places) Files in the Navy Department Library

Use and Reproduction Policy
General (towns, states, countries, etc.)
Navy Yards and Stations


This series of files is comprised of three linear feet of material, and furnishes data on naval facilities and other geographic locations. Among the material in individual files are: (1) official Office of Naval Records and Library, and Naval History Division correspondence and reports; (2) newspaper and magazine articles; (3) cross-reference sheets to records in Record Groups 45 and 80 at the National Archives. The arrangement is alphabetical according to geographic location.

Use and Reproduction Policy

Z File materials are unavailable for loan and must be consulted in the library. Photocopying of manuscripts, as well as fragile items, is generally prohibited, though the use of digital cameras by researchers to reproduce non-copy righted materials is permitted. Permission to photocopy a few pages may be granted by the reference staff, contingent upon the physical state of items. All photocopying of materials shall be done by the reference staff, or under their close supervision. The use of personal scanners by non-library staff personnel must be approved by the reference staff on a document-by-document basis (Reference: Naval History and Heritage Command Instruction [NAVHISTCENTINST]5070.1C.).


Abbeville, Virginia



Alabama - Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay


Annapolis, Maryland


Australia - Memory Cove

Barbary Powers


Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Charleston, South Carolina -

Order of Battle & Plan of Attack on Charleston during the Civil War

Naval Ammunition Depot-Naval Weapons Annex


              Dated May 1964

              “-Polon’s Missle Facility Atlantic”


              Dated March 1965

Chicago, Illinois

    World's Colombian Exposition, 1893

    Graduation Exercises program

   US Naval Reserve

   Midshipan's School, Northwestern University

   Dated 20 August 1943


China (See also Jonathan Goble ZB file for diary kept during USS Mississippi's cruise to China, 1853-1854)



Corona, California - US Naval Ordance Laboratory

East Indies - Straits of Malacca

Edzell, Scotland, R.A.F. - US Naval Security Group Activity


Fauquier Springs, Virigina


Fort Tilden, New York


Great Lakes (Chicago, Illinois)

Honda Point, California


Japan (See Jonathon Goble ZB file for diary of cruise, 1853-1854)


Latin America


Mecklenburg, North Carolina


Mississippi River





Panama and Panama Canal


Pensacola, Florida

Potomac River

Provincetown, Massachusetts

Rhode Island

River Rouge Plant, Michigan

Russia (2 folders)

Sargasso Sea


Sierra Leone

South America - Letters of J. Pendleton, charge d' affaires, 1843-1854

South Carolina



United States - Western US/Territorial Expansion




Washington (State)

Wiscasset, Maine



Ascension Island

Bainbridge Isle, Washington

Baker Island (See Howland)

Bermuda - General Information

Bermuda - "The Shipwreck of Sir George Somers"

Bonin Island (Pacific)

Canton/Enderbury Island (Pacific)

Caribbean Islands

Caroline Islands

Christmas Island

Clipperton Island (Pacific)


Easter/Elizabeth (Henderson) Islands (Pacific)

Falkland Islands

Feejee (Fiji) Islands

Florida Island (Pacific)

Florida Islands - Dry Tortugas, Key West

French Frigate Shoals (Pacific)

Galapagos Islands

German Islands (Pacific)


Navy Day 1934 Guam Fair

Navy Day 1936 Guam Fair


Howland, Baker, Jarvis (and 1924 expedition to Fanning, Christmas, Washington, Palmyra, Necker, Nihoa)

Hull Island (Pacific)

Isle of Pines (West Indies)


Jarvis Island (See Howland)

Louisade Archipelago

Malden Island (Pacific)

Malpelo Island (Pacific)

Marinas Island (Pacific)

Marcus Island (Pacific)

McKean Island (Pacific)

Midway Island (Pacific)

New Guinea Island (Pacific)

Nu Kahiva (Madison) Island (Pacific)

Ocean Island (Pacific)

Palmyra Island (Pacific) (See also Howland)

Philippine Islands

July 4th Dinner - Officer's Mess - Philippine Islands - 1945

Subic Bay, US Naval Hospital

Samoan Islands

Santo Domingo

Solomon Islands (Pacific)

Amphibious Training Center, Tulagi, Solomon Islands, Thanksgiving Day menu - 1944.

Starbuck Group (Pacific)

Swain's Island


Thompson's Island (See Key West)

Virgin Islands

Wake Island

Washington Island

West Indies

Windward Islands

Wrangell Island (Russia)

Navy Yards and Stations

Alaska Radio Stations

Alexandria, Virginia - Naval Torpedo Factory

Algeria (Oran) - US Naval Operating Base - Information Pamphlet, 1945

Ammunition Depots:

Keyport, Washington

Alexandria, Virginia

Puget Sound, Washington

Charleston, South Carolina

Ft. Mifflin, Pennsylvania

Annapolis, Maryland, Naval Hospital


Antarctic Postal Procedures - Operation Deep Freeze - 1985
US Naval Support Force Antarctica Change of Command brochure - 1985

Arlington, Virginia Radio Station

Bahamas Radio Stations

Bar Harbor, Maine - Otter Cliffs

Beaufort, South Carolina, Naval Hospital

Bethesda, Maryland National Naval Medical Center - Patient Guide

Boston, Massachusetts

Navy Receiving Station, Boston Massachusetts Christmas Dinner Menu - 1942.

Boston Shipyard - Commandant House 

Brest (France) U.S. Naval Base  

Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York - General Information

Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York - Original Correspondence On Purchase, 1799-1846

Bunker Hill-Indiana US Naval Air Station

Camp Logan Navy Rifle Range, Zion City, Illinois - The Gunner newsletter (1918).

Camp Pendelton, California

Charleston Naval Shipyard, South Carolina

Charlestown Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts)

Chatham, Massachusetts Radio Station

Cherry Point, North Carolina, Naval Hospital

Chicago, Illinois (Great Lakes)

Coco Solo, Panama Naval Air Station & Submarine Base

Colts Neck, New Jersey - Naval Weapons Station Earle

Confederate Naval Academy and Naval Schools

Corpus Christi, Texas. Naval Air Training Station

Dahlgren, Virginia - US Naval Weapons Laboratory - Welcome package (1968)

Districts, Naval

Dunkeswell, England, US Naval Air Facility (Navy 804)

East Machias, Maine - US Naval Communication Unit Cutler - Welcome Aboard brochure

Lake Erie Station

Forest Park, Ill., Naval Ordrance Station

Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania Naval Magazine-Documents Regarding Land Acquisition, 1895-1927

Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania Naval Magazine-Documents with Franklin D. Roosevelt Signatures

Fort Tilden, NY

Glenview, Il. NRAB

Great Lakes, Illinois - Great Lakes Naval Training Station - Miscellaneous information and Historic Building Survey

Marine Gas Turbine Propulsion Training Facility

Green Cove Springs, FL Naval Ait Station Newsletters

Guantanamo, Cuba

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, US Naval Hospital

Gulfport, Mississippi - US Naval Home

Halifax, Nova Scotia - Naval Air Station

Hampton Roads Area, Virginia - Miscellaneous

Hastings, Nebraska-Naval Ammunition Depot

Hog Island Shipyard (outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Indianapolis, Indiana - Naval Training School (Radio)

Iona Island, US Naval Ammunition Depot, New York

Jacksonville, Fl. Naval Air Technical Training Center The Sleeve Vol. 2 No 2 5 May '43

Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida, US Naval Hospital

Killingholme, England Naval Air Station

Kings Bay, Georgia Naval Submarine Base - Archeological Sites

Kings Bay, Georgia Naval Submarine Base - Archeological Sites,continued

Kings Bay, Georgia Naval Submarine Base - Archeological Surveys

L' Aber Vrach, France Naval Air Station

League Island, Pennsylvania Navy Yard - Map in USS MinnesotaZC file

Lemoore, California, Naval Air Station - Welcome booklet

Long Beach, California Naval Shipyard

Lough Foyle, Ireland, World War I Naval Air Station - The Ash Can Special 1, no.1 (2 November 1918).

Majuro, Marshall Islands

Mare Island, California

Marinship Shipyard, Sausalito, California

Memphis, Tennessee

Minneapolis, Minnesota-US Naval Air Station

Miscellaneous Navy Yards & Naval Station

Monterey, California - Naval Postgraduate School

Mound City, Illinois

Moutchic-Lacanau, France Naval Air Station

Naval Academy & other Naval Schools

US Naval Academy - Thanksgiving Hop Dance Card 1916

Naval Districts

Naval Observatory

New London, Connecticut

New Orleans, Louisiana

Naval Station, New Orleans - Algiers, Louisiana Christmas Dinner Menu - 1942.

Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island - Miscellaneous Information

Newport, Rhode Island - Naval War College & other schools

Newport Naval Training Station-The Founding of Newport Naval Training Station

New York Navy Yard

New York - Pelham Bay Park Naval Training Camp

Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia

Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia Seasons Greetings card - 1941-42.
Fleet Service Schools, Norfolk, VA, Thanksgiving Day menu - 1944.
Naval Training Station, Norfolk, VA, Thanksgiving Day menu - 1945.
Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia Thanksgiving Dinner Menu - 1958.
Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia Thanksgiving Dinner Menu - 1959.

Norman, Oklahoma

Naval Air Technical Training Center, Norman, Oklahoma Thanksgiving Dinner Menu - 1956.


Orlando, Florida - Naval Training Center

Otter Cliffs Naval Radio Station, Maine

Patuxent River, Maryland, Naval Air Test Center - Naval Test Pilot School

Pauillac, France Naval Air Station

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Two charts of mooring and berthing plans.

Pearl Harbor Salvage Report, 1944 - Ship Salvage Branch.

Pearl Harbor Survivor Postcard

“Security Measures Relating to Pearl Harbor”

            Dated 1 July 1940

Pelham, NY Naval Training Station

Pensacola, Florida, Naval Air Station

Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Naval Home (Naval Asylum)

List of Persons that Gow outside to Church (n.d.).
130 Persons Rationed (n.d.).
Regulations for the US Naval Asylum, 1 July 1851.
Muster Roll of Officers, Employees & Beneficiaries, 7 July 1854.
Muster Roll, 1 January 1857.
Statement of Amount paid Laborers and Beneficiaries for Haymaking (n.d.).
List of Female Employees, 28 May 1855.
List of Captains and Commanders (n.d.).
Captain Storer genealogy list (n.d.).
Employees list, 1 September 1854.
Memorandum of Reports to be furnished the Bureau of yards & Docks (n.d.).
Employee list (n.d.).
List of Employees and pay rate, 20 August 1855.
130 Persons Rationed (n.d.).
List of employees and pay (n.d.).
Muster Roll of Officers, Beneficiaries and Employees, 1 January 1856.
Regulations for the US Naval Asylum, 14 August 1856.

Philadelphia Navy Yard Diary, July - December 1845

Philadelphia Naval Aircraft Factory

Port Chicago

Port Royal, South Carolina

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, New Hampshire

Portsmouth Naval Hospital
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Cemetery

Puerto Rico/Culebra Naval Stations

Roosevelt Roads, US Naval Station Change of Command brochure - 1993
San Juan, Puerto Rico, US Naval Radio Station

Puget Sound, Washington

Queenstown, Ireland World War I Destroyer Base - "The Queenstown Patrol, 1917" (Journal by Joseph K. Taussig)

Rota, Spain, US Naval Communication Station

Sackett's Harbor, New York

Sampson, NY US Naval Training Station

San Diego, California

US Naval Air Station, San Diego, CA, Thanksgiving Day menu - 1944
US Naval Repair Base, San Diego, CA, Thanksgiving Day menu - 1944
San Diego Naval Hospital
San Diego Naval Ocean Systems Center
US Naval Communication Station, Point Loma
US Naval Training Station, San Diego, CA, Christmas Day menu - 1943

San Francisco, California, US Naval Communication Station

San Pedro, Naval Supply Depot

Sayville & Tuckerton, New Jersey, Radio Stations

Seward, Alaska

Smith's Point Naval Hospital, California

St. Mary's College, California

Terminal Island Shipyard, California

Tiburon Coaling Station, U.S.  Naval Coaling Deport

Tompkinsville, Staten Island, NY U.S. Navy Section Base

Treasure Island Naval Training Station, California

Vermont The Civil War Ordnance of Mirror Lake, Calais, Washington County, Vermont

Virginia Beach, Virginia Oceana Naval Air Station

Washington, DC

Washington Naval District

Washington Navy Yard - Miscellaneous Buildings

Washington Navy Yard - Tingey House (Quarters "A")

Washington Navy Yard - Combat Information Center

Washington Navy Yard - Creation of Historic District

Washington Navy Yard - and Its Quarters

Washington Navy Yard - Glossary and Definitions

Washington Navy Yard - Histories of

Washington Navy Yard - History, 1799-1921

“Information for Officers ordered to Duty in the District of Columbia- June, 1937

Washington Navy Yard - Newsletter "The Log"

Washington Navy Yard - Newsletter "The Salro"

Washington Navy Yard - Passses

Washington Navy Yard - Photos

Washington Navy Yard - Plans of Yard

Washington Navy Yard - Renovation and Planning

Washington Navy Yard - Sources

Washington Navy Yard - Early Letters and Labor Board Reports

Washington Navy Yard - Miscellaneous Historical Information

Washington Navy Yard - Officers Attached in 1861

Wisconsin Radio Station

Naval Districts

Washington Naval Hospital - Correspondence on Construction(1/2 linear ft.)

League Island Naval Station, Pennsylvania, Orders of Commandant, 1872-1881

Philadelphia Navy Yard, Bureau of Ordnance & Hydrography Letter Book, 1842-1852

Yorktown, Virginia, Naval Weapons Station


Published: Tue May 17 13:49:17 EDT 2022