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Navy Boot Camp San Diego Yearbooks - The Anchor

USNTC - San Diego - The Anchor Yearbooks Archives

Commissioned in 1923, the recruit training was limited until 1942, when the Station was operating at a capacity of 33,000 men (25,000 Recruits). During WWII, the training period ranged from three to seven weeks.

The Anchor was published for each graduating class at the San Diego Recruit Training Command and provided a record of the training, names and portraits of the graduating class and the portraits of the Commanders of the Company and regiment.

Each book represents a basic training yearbook for that Company at the United States Naval Training Center, San Diego, California covering everthing from the first day to graduation.

In a typical ANCHOR YEARBOOK, the daily life of a recruit is traced from their initial arrival at the Naval Training Center until their graduation.

Most books contain a Table of Contents along with hundreds of photographs covering topics such as: History; Recruit Training Command; In Processing; Clothing Issue; General Classification Test; Physical Examination; Primary Training; Physical Training; Obstacle Course; Swim Test; Water Survival Class; Abandon Ship Drill; Ordnance and Gunnery; Rifle Instruction; Firing Positions; Seamanship; Ground Tackle; Marin Spike Seamanship; Ship Board Activities; Damage Control; Preliminary Instruction; Compartment Fire; Fire Fighting Equipment; Open Tank; Military Training; Rehearsal; Personnel Inspection; Farragut Court Preparing For Parade; Drill Division; Drum And Bugle Corps; Color Guard; Service Week; Food Preparation; Chow Line: Food Serving; Scullery; Field Day; Barracks Life; Barracks Routine; Leisure Time; Religious Life; Recreation; San Diego Zoo; Sea World; Visitors; Captains Meritorious Mast; Graduation Review; Recruit Leave; Departures plus various other photographs.

NTC San Diego was active 1923–1997.

NTC San Diego Boot Camp "The Anchor" Yearbook Collection

1955

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook 1955 Company 031

1955 Company 031

  • Company Commander: Samuel A. Wheeler, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 73
  • Graduation Date: 24 February 1955
  • Extras: Group Picture
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1955 Company 410 The Anchor

1955 Company 410

  • Company Commander: Robert H. Cassada, EN1
  • Men Graduated: 60
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported

1957

1957 Company 279 San Diego US Naval Training Center Roster - The Anchor

1957 Company 279

  • Company Commander: G. D. Gaulden, BTC
  • Men Graduated: 62
  • Graduation Date: 8 October 1957
1957 Company 344 San Diego US Naval Training Center Roster - The Anchor

1957 Company 344

  • Company Commander: J. H. Miller, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 61
  • Graduation Date: 22 November 1957

1958

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1958 Company 226 The Anchor

1958 Company 226

  • Company Commander: B. J. Avery, QMC
  • Men Graduated: 57
  • Graduation Date: 27 June 1958
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1958 Company 548 The Anchor

1958 Company 548

  • Company Commander: G. Bosley, FPC
  • Men Graduated: 77
  • Graduation Date: 20 November 1958

1959

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1959 Company 093 The Anchor

1959 Company 093

  • Company Commander: Richard D. McCain, MMC
  • Men Graduated: 70
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Passing In Review and Honors
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1959 Company 446 The Anchor

1959 Company 446

  • Company Commander: Willaim Betz, Jr.
  • Men Graduated: 75
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1959 Company 619 The Anchor

1959 Company 619

  • Company Commander: Richard E. McCutcheon, GMC
  • Men Graduated: 65
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Company Honormen and Passing in Review

1960

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1960 Company 168 The Anchor

1960 Company 168

  • Company Commander: Robert W. Hood, ABC
  • Men Graduated: 66
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1960 Company 368 The Anchor

1960 Company 368

  • Company Commander: John N. Valencia, DCC
  • Men Graduated: 80
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honor Recruits
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1960 Company 456 The Anchor

1960 Company 456

  • Company Commander: Robert L. Barr, QMC
  • Men Graduated: 77
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Recruits Passing in Parade; Group Photo of Company 60-456 Commander Robert L. Barr and Petty Officers, 12 October 1960; Recruit Honormen Photos.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1960 Company 502 The Anchor

1960 Company 502

  • Company Commander: Norvard J. McGee, MMC
  • Men Graduated: 81
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1960 Company 594 The Anchor

1960 Company 594

  • Company Commander: Landis D. Thompson, SH1
  • Men Graduated: 80
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1960 Company 597 The Anchor

1960 Company 597

  • Company Commander: Adolph E. Shubert, EN1
  • Men Graduated: 73
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1960 Company 624 The Anchor

1960 Company 624

  • Company Commander: V. L. Sposato, BM1
  • Men Graduated: 71
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Note: This Page Courtesy of Mr. Michael D. Nau

1961

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1961 Company 041 The Anchor

1961 Company 041

  • Company Commander: Frankie G. Frazier, GM1
  • Men Graduated: 75
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honor Recruits

1962

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1962 Company 147 The Anchor

1962 Company 147

  • Company Commander: Arthur L. Logan, GMC
  • Men Graduated: 72
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honor Recruits
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1962 Company 525 The Anchor

1962 Company 525

  • Company Commander: C. E. Pearson, BMCA
  • Men Graduated: 72
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honor Recruits, Group Photo of Company 62-525 Commander C. E. Pearson, BMCA and Petty Officers, 17 December 1962; Passing in Review.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1962 Company 587 The Anchor

1962 Company 587

  • Company Commander: Lesle C. Coles, EN1
  • Men Graduated: 72
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated

1963

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1963 Company 421 The Anchor

1963 Company 421

  • Company Commander: D. A. Vail, SMC
  • Men Graduated: 75
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Note: Roster Images Contributed by Company 63-421 Recruit Carl Fry

1964

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1964 Company 102 The Anchor

1964 Company 102

  • Company Commander: Ernest E. Bellavance, EN1(SS)
  • Men Graduated: 48
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honor Recruits; Group Picture of Company 64-102 Commander Ernest E. Bellavance EN1 and Petty Officers, 24 April 1964; Recruits Passing in Review.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1964 Company 313 The Anchor

1964 Company 313

  • Company Commander: C. Bryant, Jr., GMG1
  • Men Graduated: 71
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Company 64-313 Honor Recruits; and Group Photo of Company 64-313 C. Bryant, Jr., CNG1, and Petty Officers, 24 August 1964.
  • Note: Images contributed by Phil Salmon
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1964 Company 322 The Anchor

1964 Company 322

  • Company Commander: F. Barclay, BM1
  • Men Graduated: 69
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honor Recruits; Group Photo of Company 64-322 Commander F. Barclay, BM1, and Petty Officers, 27 August 1964; Recruits Passing in Review.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1964 Company 358 The Anchor

1964 Company 358

  • Company Commander: W. W. Whittle, SMC
  • Men Graduated: 75
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honor Recruits; Group Photo of Company 64-358 Commander W. W. Whittles, SMC, and Petty Officers, 14 September 1964; Recruits Passing in Review.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1964 Company 577 The Anchor

1964 Company 577

  • Company Commander: R. H. Bliss, MM1
  • Men Graduated: 66
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honor Recruits; Group Photo of Company 64-577 Commander R. H. Bliss, MM1, and Petty Officers, 25 January 1965; Recruits Passing in Review.

1965

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1965 Company 043 The Anchor

1965 Company 043

  • Company Commander: P. W. Caldwell, EN1
  • Men Graduated: 64
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Company 65-043 Honor Recruits
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1965 Company 348 The Anchor

1965 Company 348

  • Company Commander: W. T. Tanner, BTC
  • Men Graduated: 74
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Company 65-348 Honor Recruits
  • Note: Images contributed by Mr. Robert Burkhart
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1965 Company 411 The Anchor

1965 Company 411

  • Company Commander: W. B. Ghighizola, QMCM
  • Men Graduated: 73
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Company 65-411 Company Commander W. B. Ghighizola, QMCM and Petty Officers - 18 October 1965; Recruits Passing in Review; Honor Recruits Photos.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1965 Company 505 The Anchor

1965 Company 505

  • Company Commander: R. L. Snow, MMC
  • Men Graduated: 85
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Recruit Honors Photos; Group Photo of Company 65-505 Commander R. L. Snow, MMC, and Petty Officers, 26 November 1965; Passing in Review; Bluejackets on Parade, Record Sleeve Front; Bluejackets on Parade Recording.

1966

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1966 Company 237 The Anchor

1966 Company 237

  • Company Commander: A. J. Brinson, BR1
  • Men Graduated: 52
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Barracks Life,Recruits Inoculations, Recruits Get Haircuts, Recruits at Infantry Drill, Recruits at Inspection, Departing from Boot Camp, 9 to 5 Day and Officers Center, Group Photo of Company 66-237 Commander A. J. Brinson, BR1 and Petty Officers, 11 July 1966, Passing in Review.
  • Note: Images Contributed by Barry Maxted February 2012

1967

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1967 Company 350 The Anchor

1967 Company 350

  • Company Commander: J. D. Cruz, GMG1
  • Men Graduated: 54
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Recruit Honors Photos, Group Photo of Company 67-350 Commander J. D. Cruz, GMG1, and Petty Officers, 11 September 1967, Passing in Review, Sounds of Boot Camp Training, Bluejackets on Parade Record Cover, Record of Bluejackets on Parade.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1967 Company 563 The Anchor

1967 Company 563

  • Company Commander: P. Poulsen, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 57
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Recruit Honors Photos, Group Photo of Company 67-563 Commander P. Poulsen, BNC, and Petty Officers, 11 December 1967, Passing in Review.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1967 Company 618 The Anchor

1967 Company 618

  • Company Commander: E. W. Sigmon, ABF1
  • Men Graduated: 56
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Recruit Honors Photos, Group Photo of Company 67-618 Commander E. W. Sigmon ABF1, and Petty Officers, 19 January 1968, Passing in Review, Company 67-618 Blue Jackets on Parade Record Album Covers, Recording of Bluejackets on Parade.

1968

Front Page, Navy Boot Camp Book 1968 Company 054 The Anchor

1968 Company 054

  • Company Commander: B. C. Mullins, SF1
  • Men Graduated: 58
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Recruit Honors Photos, Group Photo of Company 68-054 Commander B. C. Mullins, SF1, and Petty Officers, 18 March 1968, Passing in Review.
Navy Boot Camp Book 1968 Company 120 The Anchor

1968 Company 120

  • Company Commander: H. J. Moreland, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 58
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Recruit Honors Photos, Group Photo of Company 68-120 Commander H. I. Moreland, BNC, and Petty Officers 12 April 1968, Passing in Review.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1968 Company 179 The Anchor

1968 Company 172

  • Company Commander: A. C. Beech, SH1
  • Men Graduated: 61
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Note: Images Contributed by Douglas K Stivers, Gilbert, AZ
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1968 Company 179 The Anchor

1968 Company 179

  • Company Commander: J. L. Reider, TM1 (SS)
  • Men Graduated: 59
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Note: Images Contributed by Douglas K Stivers, Gilbert, AZ

1969

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1969 Company 159 The Anchor

1969 Company 159

  • Company Commander: D. S. Johnson, BTC
  • Men Graduated: 57
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Note: Images Courtesy of Stephen Samborski
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1969 Company 416 The Anchor

1969 Company 416

  • Company Commander: I. C. McBride, SMC
  • Men Graduated: 56
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Recruit Honors Photos
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1969 Company 438 The Anchor

1969 Company 438

  • Company Commander: J. M. Locke, DCC
  • Men Graduated: 49
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Recruit Honors Photos
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1969 Company 708 The Anchor

1969 Company 708

  • Company Commander: W. L. Peeler , SHC
  • Men Graduated: 56
  • Graduation Date: 12 December 1969
  • Extras: Recruit Honors Photos, Group Photograph Company 69-708 W. L. Peeler, SHO Company Commander, Group Photograph Company 69-708 Company Commander and Petty Officers, Bluejackets On Parade Record Album, 1970s Photograph of Company 69-708 Recuit Virgil Lovejoy in Civilian Clothes, Appointment to Recruit Petty Officer 3CL - Virgil Lovejoy 30 January 1970, 1970s Staged Photograph of Virgil Lovejoy and Two Shipmates.

1971

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1971 Company 010 The Anchor

1971 Company 010

  • Company Commander: H. B. Brogan, UTC
  • Men Graduated: 54
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Company 71-010 Commander H. S. Brogan, UTC, and Petty Officers, Company 71-010 Recruits Passing in Review, Company 71-010 Honormen, "A" School Documents from 71-010 Recruit Clifford B. Jones.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1971 Company 331 The Anchor

1971 Company 331

  • Company Commander: W. J. Mulach, EMC
  • Men Graduated: 66
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos, Company Commander W. J. Mulach FMC and Petty Officers (Photo), Passing in Review

1972

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1972 Company 114 The Anchor

1972 Company 114

  • Company Commander: J. Bradford, MMC
  • Men Graduated: 70
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Photos of Activities at Boot Camp, Departure; Inoculations, and Recruits Passing On Review
  • Note: Images courtesy of Nicholas Geier
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1972 Company 318 The Anchor

1972 Company 318

  • Company Commander: W. H. Dotson, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 84
  • Graduation Date: 27 September 1972
  • Extras: Company 72-318 Commander W. H. Dotson, BCC and Petty Officers (Photo); Recruits Passing in Review; Company 72-318 Honormen Photo.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1972 Company 371 The Anchor

1972 Company 371

  • Company Commander: J. T. Ruppenthal, SMC
  • Men Graduated: 85
  • Graduation Date: 25 October 1972
  • Extras: Honors Photos, Company Commander and Petty Officers Photo, Company 72-371 Group Photo.

1973

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1973 Company 139 The Anchor

1973 Company 139

  • Company Commander: R. A. Nentwig, TMC
  • Men Graduated: 49
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1973 Company 279 The Anchor

1973 Company 279

  • Company Commander: J. F. Contreras, ENC
  • Men Graduated: 61
  • Graduation Date: 16 November 1973
  • Extras: 1,135th Recruit Brigade Review (Graduation Ceremony) Program Transcription and Images, Passing in Review, Bluejacket on Parade Recording
  • Notes: Images and Notes submitted by: Carter West, CTR2 1973-1977; Additional Information by Fr. Francis C. Zanger (U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps, ret.)
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1973 Company 308 The Anchor

1973 Company 308

  • Company Commander: W. B. Zilar, QMCS
  • Men Graduated: 55
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos

1974

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook 1974 Company 214

1974 Company 214

  • Company Commander: F. B. Sullivan, ABEC
  • Men Graduated: 73
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos

1975

Navy Boot Camp Book 1975 Company 918 The Anchor

1975 Company 918

  • Company Commander: E. Miller MMC
  • Men Graduated: 63
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Passing in Review, Honors Photos, Recording of Passing in Review

1976

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1976 Company 025 The Anchor

1976 Company 025

  • Company Commander: D. F. Goff, BM1
  • Men Graduated: 61
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Recruit Honors Photos, Company Commanders Training Group 05-76; Passing in Review; Recording: Sounds of "Boot" Training.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1976 Company 074 The Anchor

1976 Company 074

  • Company Commanders: D. Vaughan BU1 and C. L. Wynns TDC
  • Men Graduated: 52
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos, Passing on Parade, Presentation of Company Flag (Photo). Passing in Review, Bluejackets On Parade Record Album
  • Note: Yearbook Contributed to the GG Archives by The Moore Family, 2019.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1976 Company 086 The Anchor

1976 Company 086

  • Company Commander: R. Naugle SM1
  • Men Graduated: 59
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1976 Company 146 The Anchor

1976 Company 146

  • Company Commander: L. Bay, EN1
  • Men Graduated: 81
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos
1976 Company 294 San Diego US Naval Training Center Roster - The Anchor

1976 Company 294

  • Company Commander: SW1 D. McMakin
  • Men Graduated: 62
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos, Company Commanders Training group 44-75 graduation 1-16-76 9 (Photo)
  • Note: Yearbook Contributed to the GG Archives by Dennis C. Collins of Grand Junction, CO
1976 Company 947 San Diego US Naval Training Center Roster - The Anchor

1976 Company 947

  • Company Commander: B. S. Jones, MM1
  • Men Graduated: 78
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos, Bluejackets On Parade Record Album

1978

1978 Company 097 San Diego US Naval Training Center Roster - The Anchor

1978 Company 097

  • Company Commanders: E. P. Brooks, HTC and J. O. Easter, ENC
  • Men Graduated: 85
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos
1978 Company 914 San Diego US Naval Training Center Roster - The Anchor

1978 Company 914

  • Company Commanders: A W. Paris, EM1 and E. M. Stacks, ABE1
  • Men Graduated: 78
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos

1979

1979 Company 252 San Diego US Naval Training Center Roster - The Anchor

1979 Company 252

  • Company Commander: R. D. Clark IC1(SS)
  • Men Graduated: 64
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos

1981

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook 1981 Company 174

1981 Company 174

  • Company Commanders: H. W. Kelly, HTC and B. D. Langston, GMT1
  • Men Graduated: 79
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos

1982

1982 Company 930 San Diego US Naval Training Center Roster - The Anchor

1982 Company 930

  • Company Commander: C. P. Diramos, EM1
  • Men Graduated: 79
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos

1983

1983 Company 124 San Diego US Naval Training Center Roster - The Anchor

1983 Company 124

  • Company Commanders: R. L. Fields, BM1 and J. M. Menor, EM1
  • Men Graduated: 81
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos

1984

1984 Company 054 San Diego US Naval Training Center Roster - The Anchor

1984 Company 054

  • Company Commander: K. E. Sewell, MS2
  • Men Graduated: 70
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos

1986

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1986 Company 924 The Anchor

1986 Company 924

  • Company Commander: ABH1 A. Mixon
  • Men Graduated: 78
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos

1987

1987 Company 003 San Diego US Naval Training Center Roster - The Anchor

1987 Company 003

  • Company Commanders: MSC M. A. Derraco and SHC C. S. Pescadena
  • Men Graduated: 75
  • Graduation Date:
  • Extras: Honors Photos
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1987 Company 026 The Anchor

1987 Company 087

  • Company Commanders: MM1 D. Dickson and SM1 (SW) E. J. Brideau
  • Men Graduated: 62
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos

1991

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1991 Company 125 The Anchor

1991 Company 125

  • Company Commanders: MRCS(SW) R. R. Mangiliman and MRC F. N. Orcino
  • Men Graduated: 67
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Extras: Honors Photos
1991 Company 241 San Diego US Naval Training Center Roster - The Anchor

1991 Company 241

  • Company Commanders: QM1 R. C. Canfield and GMM2(SW) J. P. Olsen
  • Men Graduated: 65
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated

 

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