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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.
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."
- Naval Vessel Register - Active Vessels
- Naval Vessel Register - Inactive Vessels
- Naval Vessel Register - Custodian Assignment Vessels
- Naval Vessel Register - Custodian Assignment Service Craft
- Military Sealift Command Ship Register
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.
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
- "Do it Yourself" Guide.
- National Personnel Record Center
- US Navy Website (This is a Department of Defense website)
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 these Off-site webpages:
Photographs and other Documents
The following Off-site websites sell photos and other documents:
US Merchant Marine
For information regarding US Merchant Marine ships and personnel:
Documents for the Royal (British) Navy
- Royal Navy Website (This is a Ministry of Defence website)
We also have a listing of USN and other Navy-related Reunion Associations that may be able to assist you.
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 Forum. You should include the fact that you have already read this "Documents" page, as that will prevent responses directing you back here.