World Archives Project: U.S., Navy Casualties Books, 1776-1945

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About this project This collection contains 9 volumes of information regarding officers who died while in the service of the United States Navy (1776-1945). Each volume is distinguished by the nature of the casualty or by the war in which the casualty occurred.

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Casualty List

Casualty List

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Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs".
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.The name will typically appear in Surname, Given name format.
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Surname

Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.The name will typically appear in Surname, Given name format.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
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Death Day

Key the death day from the death date. If the death date appears as header information, key this information to all the records to which it applies.
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Death Month

Key the death month in its three letter abbreviation from the death date using the dictionary provided. If the death date appears as header information, key this information to all the records to which it applies.
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Death Year

Key the death year from the death date. If the death date appears as header information, key this information to all the records to which it applies.
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Death Place

Key the death place as seen (this can be a city and state, naval base, ship, etc). Death place can usually be found near "Died At" or under "Ship or Station" or "Vessel or Station," etc. Please refer to the provided examples for help in identifying the death place.If the death place appears as header information, key this information to all the records to which it applies. If there is a death place in the header, such as a state, as well as a death place in the record, such as a city, key both places seperated by a comma. In this case the death place that appears in the record should be keyed first (ex: city, state).
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Spouse Given

If a spouse (usually 'wife') is listed as the next of kin please key the spouse's first name in the Spouse Given field. Use the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the spouse given name as seen.
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Spouse Surname

If a spouse (usually 'wife') is listed as the next of kin please key the spouse's surname in the Spouse Surname field. Use the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the spouse surname as seen.
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Father Given

If a father is listed as the next of kin please key the father's first name in the Father Given field. Use the dictionary provided for assistance. If a father given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the father given name as seen.
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Father Surname

If a father is listed as the next of kin please key the father's surname in the Father Surname field. Use the dictionary provided for assistance. If a father surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the father surname as seen.
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Mother Given

If a mother is listed as the next of kin please key the mother's first name in the Mother Given field. Use the dictionary provided for assistance. If a mother given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the mother given name as seen.
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Mother Surname

If a mother is listed as the next of kin please key the mother's first name in the Mother Given field. Use the dictionary provided for assistance. If a mother given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the mother given name as seen.
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