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Government Documents - Military and Veterans Agencies: Department of the Navy

War Department, Navy Department, Army, Department of Defense, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Military Establishment, Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies

The Department of the Navy was established in 1798. From 1789-1798, naval affairs fell under the Department of War. The Navy became part of the National Military Establishment in 1947. In 1949, it became an agency under the Department of Defense (DoD).

Government Documents holds an extensive collection of Navy publications, including the following titles. Approximately 50 percent of our print holdings are listed in OneSearch.

We provide access to Congressional hearings, reports, and documents about the Navy, its programs, budget, activities, weapons systems, naval disasters, scandals, and other topics. Additional documents covering 1910-1932 are available in the Executive Branch Documents microfiche set. Please contact a government documents librarian if you have questions about our holdings.

We also have a variety of general publications, pamphlets, and other Navy materials.

Hydrographic Office nautical charts and Navy aerial photographs of the Western Pacific are available in the Map Collection

Internet resources

Illustration of sailors feeding a banana to a llama while being watched by a Peruvian

Naval War College Review

Cartoon of a sailor in a motor launch

Pointers on traveling to Tokyo

Drawing of sailors loading a torpedo onto a submarine

Submarine material guide

Illustration showing a bomber targeting Japanese ships

Naval aviation news: Midway 40 years ago

aircraft insignia featuring various animals: cats, elephants, a polar bear, a winged horse, and a dragon

Naval aviation news - Black Cats squadron insignia

Subject Guide

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