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Navy Casualty Reports, 1776-1941

Records: 8,602 · Complete: 100%

Reports were prepared by the U.S. Navy. They are arranged by casualty type - drowning, enemy action, aviation accidents, shipwreck - and presented chronologically. Most reports present the circumstances in detail with name and rank of sailor; others are lists of names, with rank, date of casualty, and location (ship or station). Wars covered include Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, World War I, and others.

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Records: 8,602 · Complete: 100%
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Published on Fold3
July 12, 2012
Last Updated
August 30, 2012
These reports document casualties of Navy personnel, whether by enemy action, accident, imprisonment, or disease. Deaths in both wartime and peacetime are covered.