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US Navy Cruise Books

- The largest online collection of freely accessible US Navy Cruise Books -

- 806 Cruise Books and several (De)Commissioning Programs available -

US Navy Cruise Books are unofficial publications published by a ship's crew to document a cruise or deployment. The number of copies of a cruise book is very limited. Several commands only order copies for about 2/3 of the crew as a rule of thumb. Creating those books is an old tradition in the US Navy. This tradition dates back to the late 1800s, when the crews began documenting events of their cruises. A major difference compared to today's cruise books is that the early log books, as they were called, covered a period of up to two years which was the common period for a standard deployment at that time. It is estimated that by now, more than 10,000 different US Navy cruise books have been published and the number of collectors is constantly increasing

The cruise books displayed here are part of my own collection. A few books, however, have been donated to me by visitors of the website. In these cases, the name of the contributor is mentioned on the cruise book's index page. My own books are not for sale and I'm not able to help you locating old Cruise Books but you can check the Ship's Store to see if one of your ship's cruise books is currently listed on ebay. You have a cruise book that is not listed here and you like to contribute it? Here are your options.

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