How to obtain Ship Status, Photographs and Official Documents

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NavWeaps is not affiliated with any of the websites listed below.  We are not responsible for their content nor do we guarantee any products or services provided.  These links are provided solely for informational purposes.

"Whatever happened to my ship?"

One of our most popular questions.  The following Off-site links are to the official US Navy webpages for ship status.  Please remember, the Navy lists ships alphabetically by their first name, so USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) would be listed under "C," not "A."

Note:  The above links are NOT part of NavWeaps, they are official US Department of Defense (DOD) webpages.  So, if you find an error or have a question, please send an Email to the address given at those sites.

Another Off-site website that may help you is NavSource.

Still can't find your ship or have a question on a different subject?  Try posting a message at our Help Bulletin Board.  Perhaps someone out there in cyber land knows the answer.

Looking for your ship's next reunion?  Click here:  Naval Associations and Reunions.

"Where can I find a picture of my ship?"

Looking for on-line photographs or the official history (DANFS) of your ship?  Try these Off-site links.

"Where can I find Official Documents?"

We get numerous requests for UK and US Government information on ships, service records, crew rosters, log books, photographs, plank owner certificates, war diaries, etc.  Sorry, but the Webmasters of NavWeaps do not personally own any of these kinds of documents.  In order to free up our time, we have created this section that shows all the information that we have as to where and how you can get these documents.  Please note, everything we know about finding this kind of information is given below, we have nothing else in this area.  If you send us an Email asking for further information, we can only direct you back to this webpage.

Documents for the United States Navy

Cruise Books

Some libraries have copies of US Navy Cruise Books.  The Department of the Navy has a very brief listing of these books plus other information at this Off-site webpage:

Photographs and other Documents

The following Off-site websites sell photos and other documents:

For obtaining photographs directly from the US Navy:

Questions about US Naval History

For a listing of some common US Navy questions:

US Merchant Marine

For information regarding US Merchant Marine ships and personnel:

Documents for the Royal (British) Navy
Other Resources:

We also have a listing of USN and other Navy-related Reunion Associations that may be able to assist you.  Click here:  Naval Associations and Reunions.

Finally, you might want to take a chance and see if anyone who visits us has what you are looking for by posting a message at our Help Bulletin Board.  You should include the fact that you have already read this "Documents" page, as that will prevent responses directing you back here.

This page last modified on 01 January 2015
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