Jun 2

New Additions to the Navy Department Library

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 10:04 AM

Last week 230 volumes of nautical accident investigation reports from the National Transportation Safety Board were donated to the Navy Department Library. These reports detail the incidents and investigations into marine accidents for the period 1979-2006. Several of the reports focus on accidents involving US Navy vessels and other vessels. These reports detail such incidents as the sinking of small passenger vessels to groundings of large transport ships, to include the May 1989 grounding of the Exxon Valdez. The in-depth reports cover crew information, meteorological information, rescue efforts, and the testing and research done to investigate the incidents. These reports are a wealth of information from analysis to the findings of the investigations. These books are currently being processed and will join our collection some time in the next few weeks. We hope this exciting new addition will become a valuable resource for researchers in the very near future.

 
 
 
  • Corbin Williamson

    Do the reports cover the USS Iowa turret explosion on April 19, 1989?

  • Navy Department Library

    We did not receive the NTSB report on the USS IOWA (BB 61) in this collection; however, we do have four other reports on this incident in our general collection. These include a report from Sandia National Laboratories, a report to Congressional requesters, and a report of the Invesitgations sub-committee. If you’d like more information on these reports please give us a call.

 
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