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Engine Room Tools

Folks, Engine Room Tools, 1949, is a training manual that focuses on the correct use of tools aboard ship. It is noteworthy because it includes tools that are specific to the maritime trades. In this online version of the manual we have attempted to keep the flavor of the original layout... read more

Shipyard Outside Machinist

Folks, Shipyard Outside Machinist, Bulletin 345-K, 1942, was created during the peak of the massive shipbuilding campaign of WW II. During the war a large number of workers were trained in new trades to meet the increased demand for new labor. This was one of the courses created to prepare ... read more

Photographic Interpretation Keys Airfield Installations

Folks,Photographic Interpretation Keys Airfield Installations, AFM 200-40, NAVAER 10-35-611, 1954. This manual shows the basics of photo interpretation. Please report any problems with the Mail Feedback Form for correction. Richard Pekelney Webmaster   Sea... read more

Recognition Handbooks

Folks,These booklets were used in training how to identify ships, aircraft, etc. Both for the operating and intelligence purposes. We thank History on CD ROM for providing the scans used to create these online versions for non-profit use.   Allied and Axis Naval Vessel ... read more

Ship Camouflage Instructions

Folks, Ship Camouflage Instructions, Ships 2, 1942, is a manual for painting of ships from the middle during WW II. We thank Ed Zajkowski for his generous loan of the original document used to create this online version. Please report any problems with the Mail Feedback Form for cor... read more

U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63) Salvage Report

Folks, U.S.S. MISSOURI (BB-63) Salvage Report, 1950, describes the salvage of the battleship after running aground. In this online version of the manual we have attempted to keep the flavor of the original layout while taking advantage of the Web's universal accessibility. Different brow... read more

The Cookbook of the United States Navy

Folks,The Cookbook of the United States Navy, NAVSANDA Publication 7, 1945, shows the culinary arts at the end of WW II.If you are looking for a particular recipe, the index starting on page 434 is a great place to start.Richard Pekelney Webmaster Th... read more

Handbook of Damage Control

Folks,Handbook of Damage Control, NAVPERS 16191, 1945, was created near the end of World War II and represents best practices in WW II damage control.In this online version of the manual we have attempted to keep the flavor of the original layout while taking advantage of the Web's universal a... read more

General Specifications-Appendix 10

Folks, General Specifications-Appendix 10, 1936 describes the Nomenclature of decks, Numbering of watertight compartments and Labeling used aboard vessels of the United States Navy. Included are three small amendments made in 1947, 1948 and 1949.In this online version of the manual we have at... read more

Tang

Video from 1951 built ex-USS Tang, now TCG Pirireis made in 2004: Background information and photos from this project to document US diesel submarines may be found at: http://www.hnsa.org/sound/turkey/index.htm Tang/Pirireis part 1 YouTube Tang/Pirireis part 1 Tang/Pirireis... read more