A typical pension includes the application and original jacket; a brief of the case prepared by the Pension Bureau; a statement of the service record supplied by the Navy Department; affidavits, and other documentary evidence submitted in support of the claim; correspondence from interested persons; and occasionally a certificate of discharge, a death certificate, and papers relating to claims for burial expenses.
"Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Civil War and Later Navy Veterans (Navy Survivors' Certificates), 1861-1910" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/120/navy-survivors-certificates: accessed May 26, 2022)
Navy Survivors' Certificates
39,387 · Complete: 96%
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11 Jan 2008
27 Feb 2015
NARA M1469. These files document the name, age, residence, date and place of birth of Navy veterans submitted between 1861 and 1910.