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Navy Cruise Books

Description
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Pictures & Records

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Description

Navy cruise books were created by those aboard a ship to remember a particular deployment. In addition to portraits and information about sailors and officers aboard, the pages also include candid photos of events and daily routines, plus stories and biographies paying tribute to those who served on board.


Ship classifications

  • AD - Destroyer Tender (Auxiliary, Destroyer)
  • AE - Ammunition Ship (Auxiliary, Explosives)
  • AF - Stores Ship (Auxiliary, Freight)
  • AGB - Icebreaker (Auxiliary, General, Breaker)
  • AGC - Command Ship (Auxiliary, General, Command)
  • AGS - Survey Ship (Auxiliar, General, Survey)
  • AKA - Attack Cargo Ship (Auxiliary, Kargo, Attack)
  • AKS - General Stores Issue Ship (Auxiliary, Kargo, Stores)
  • AO - Fleet Oiler (Auxiliary, Oiler)
  • AOE - Fast Combat Support Ship (Auxiliary, Oiler, Explosives)
  • APA - Attack Transport (Auxiliary, Personnel, Attack)
  • ARS - Salvage Ship (Auxiliary, Repair, Salvage)
  • AS - Submarine Tender (Auxiliary, Submarine)
  • ATF - Fleet Tug (Auxiliary, Tug, Fleet)
  • AV - Seaplane Tender (Auxiliary, heaVier-than-air*)
  • AVP - Small Seaplane Tender (Auxiliary, heaVier-than-air*, Personnel)
  • BB - Battleship
  • CA - Heavy Cruiser (Cruiser, Armored)
  • CG - Guided-missile Cruiser
  • CGN - Guided-missile Cruiser, Nuclear powered
  • CV - Aircraft Carrier (Carrier, heaVier-than-air*)
  • CVA - Attack Aircraft Carrier (Carrier, heaVier-than-air*, Attack)
  • CVE - Escort Carrier (Carrier, heaVier-than-air*, Escort)
  • CVS - Anti-Submarine Aircraft Carrier (Carrier, heaVier-than-air*, anti-Submarine)
  • DD - Destroyer
  • DDE - Escort Destroyer
  • DDG - Guided-Missile Destroyer
  • DDR - Radar Picket Destroyer (Destroyer, Destroyer, Radar picket)
  • DE - Destroyer Escort
  • DER - Destoyer Escort, Radar picket
  • DLG - Destroyer Leader, Guided missile
  • DLGN - Destroyer Leader, Guided missile, Nuclear-propulsion
  • DMS - Destroyer Minesweeper
  • FF - Frigate
  • FFG - Guided-Missile Frigate (Frigate, Frigate, Guided-missile)
  • LHA - Landing Helicopter Assault
  • LPD - Landing Platform Dock
  • LPH - Landing Platform Helicopter
  • LSD - Landing Ship Dock
  • LST - Landing Ship Tank
  • MSO - Ocean Minesweeper (MineSweeper, Ocean)
  • SS - Submarine
  • TF - Fleet Tug (see ATF)

*The V is from "voler," the French verb "to fly."



Contributor: fold3_catalog
Created: October 11, 2012 · Modified: March 25, 2015


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