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Navy Boot Camp San Diego Yearbooks - The Anchor 1953-1961

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 1953-1961

1953

 

Front Cover, The Anchor 1963 Company 165, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1953 San Diego Company 165 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: L. D. Olson. GM1
  • Men Graduated: 58
  • Graduation Date: 8 September 1953

 

1954

 

Front Cover, The Anchor 1954 Company 258, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1954 San Diego Company 258 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: G. R. Nichol, TM1
  • Men Graduated: 85
  • Graduation Date: 29 October 1954

 

1955

 

Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook 1955 Company 031

1955 San Diego Company 031 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: Samuel A. Wheeler, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 73
  • Graduation Date: 24 February 1955
  • Supplemental Content: Group Picture
Front Cover, The Anchor 1955 Company 321, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1955 San Diego Company 321 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: Richard McDonald, GM1
  • Men Graduated: 60
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Photos: Honorman - Curtis Portley, Jr. and Passing in Review.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1955 Company 410 The Anchor

1955 San Diego Company 410 Navy Boot Camp Book

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

 

1957

 

Front Cover, The Anchor 1957 Company 139, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1957 San Diego Company 139 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: F. F. Mortensen, BT1
  • Men Graduated: 58
  • Graduation Date: 10 June 1957
1957 Company 279 San Diego US Naval Training Center Roster - The Anchor

1957 San Diego Company 279 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • 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 San Diego Company 344 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. H. Miller, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 61
  • Graduation Date: 22 November 1957
Front Cover, The Anchor 1957 Company 434, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1957 San Diego Company 434 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: F. M. Staton, QMC
  • Men Graduated: 48
  • Graduation Date: 31 January 1958
  • Supplemental Content: The United States Navy -- Guardian of Our Country

 

1958

 

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

1958 San Diego Company 226 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: B. J. Avery, QMC
  • Men Graduated: 57
  • Graduation Date: 27 June 1958
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook "The Anchor," United States Naval Training Center, San Diego, CA, Company 1958-362.

1958 San Diego Company 362 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: R. T. Schott, MM1
  • Men Graduated: 80
  • Graduation Date: 8 September 1958
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1958 Company 548 The Anchor

1958 San Diego Company 548 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • 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 San Diego Company 093 Navy Boot Camp Book

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

1959 San Diego Company 446 Navy Boot Camp Book

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

1959 San Diego Company 619 Navy Boot Camp Book

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

 

1960

 

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

1960 San Diego Company 168 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • 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 San Diego Company 368 Navy Boot Camp Book

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

1960 San Diego Company 456 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: Robert L. Barr, QMC
  • Men Graduated: 77
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: 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 San Diego Company 502 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: Norvard J. McGee, MMC
  • Men Graduated: 81
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
Front Cover, The Anchor 1960 Company 593, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1960 San Diego Company 593 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: Leon Becker, GM1
  • Men Graduated: 76
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
  • Supplemental Content: Award Winners and Honorman Photos.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1960 Company 594 The Anchor

1960 San Diego Company 594 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • 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 San Diego Company 597 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • 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 San Diego Company 624 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • 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 San Diego Company 041 Navy Boot Camp Book

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

 

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