Informazioni sulla fonte

Ancestry.com. Archivio dei libri di crociera della Marina Militare degli Stati Uniti, 1918-2009 [database online]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2011.
Dati originali: United States Navy. Various U.S. Navy Cruise Books. Navy Department Library, Washington, D.C.

 Archivio dei libri di crociera della Marina Militare degli Stati Uniti, 1918-2009

I libri di crociera sono come degli annuari compilati da volontari a bordo delle navi per commemorarne lo spiegamento. Includono generalmente la fotografia dei marinai, degli ufficiali e di altro personale a bordo accompagnate dal cognome della persona e dal grado militare. Le fotografie sono in genere organizzate in ordine alfabetico per cognome entro ciascuna divisione o dipartimento. Potrebbero anche essere incluse fotografie spontanee dei membri dell'equipaggio al lavoro o in pausa, dati e storia della nave e brevi biografie dei capitani, comandanti e altri ufficiali illustri.

This data collection contains U.S. Navy cruise books for various years and ships from 1919 to 2009. They include the volumes in the Navy Department Library’s collection, the nation’s largest cruise book collection.

Cruise books are yearbook-style books put together by volunteers on board ship to commemorate a deployment. They usually include portraits of the sailors, officers, and other personnel aboard the ship, accompanied by the individual’s surname and naval rate. Portraits are generally organized alphabetically by surname within each division or department. Other features may include candid photographs of crew members at work and recreation, details and history of the ship, and short biographies on captains, commanders, and other prominent officers.

Cruise books are created for private distribution. They are not official Navy publications, and the Navy does not stock, sell, or republish these books. This can make copies of some books, especially older volumes, extremely rare.

This collection is searchable by ship name, ship ID, year, and name of crew member.

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