Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S. Navy Support Books, 1901-1902, 1917-2010 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: U.S. Navy Support Books, 1814–2010.

About U.S. Navy Support Books, 1901-1902, 1917-2010

Similar to Navy cruise books, Navy support books are "yearbooks" for Navy units that cover an operational deployment, training group, base, or similar group or institution. For example, in this collection you’ll find copies of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Registry and books for the U.S. Navy Preparatory School, Navy ROTC programs at various colleges and universities, U.S. Naval Officer Candidate School, U.S. Naval Training Centers, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, mobile construction battalions, recruiting depots, naval air stations, and others.

Along with individual headshots or group photos, you’ll often find candid photographs of men and women at work and recreation, photos documenting significant events, details and history, and short biographies on prominent officers. Many of the books are from the second half of the 20th century.

This collection was indexed using text recognition software that improves searching and results. The records were not transcribed.