Navy Boot Camp San Diego Yearbooks - The Anchor 1962-1967

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 1962-1967

1962

 

Front Cover, The Anchor 1962 Company 004, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1962 San Diego Company 004 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: Wiley H. Dansby, BM1
  • Men Graduated: 65
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated - Likely in February 1962.
  • Supplemental Content: Photos - Company Commander and Petty Officers; Passing in Review; Honorman - Robert C. Westbrook; Academic Award - Carl W. Martin; Outstanding Recruits - Gary H. Gibson and Lloyd S. Cottman.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1962 Company 147 The Anchor

1962 San Diego Company 147 Navy Boot Camp Book

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

1962 San Diego Company 525 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: C. E. Pearson, BMCA
  • Men Graduated: 72
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: 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 San Diego Company 587 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • 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 San Diego Company 421 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • 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 San Diego Company 102 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: Ernest E. Bellavance, EN1(SS)
  • Men Graduated: 48
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: 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, The Anchor 1964 Company 135, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1964 San Diego Company 135 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: B. L. Davis, MRC
  • Men Graduated: 49
  • Graduation Date: Not Reported
  • Supplemental Content: Honors and Awards Receipients
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1964 Company 313 The Anchor

1964 San Diego Company 313 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: C. Bryant, Jr., GMG1
  • Men Graduated: 71
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: 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 San Diego Company 322 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: F. Barclay, BM1
  • Men Graduated: 69
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: 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 San Diego Company 358 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: W. W. Whittle, SMC
  • Men Graduated: 75
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: 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, The Anchor 1964 Company 559, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1964 San Diego Company 559 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: T. Brundege, BT1
  • Men Graduated: 73
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Photos: Company Commander and Petty Officers, Passing in Review, Honors and Awards Won.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1964 Company 577 The Anchor

1964 San Diego Company 577 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: R. H. Bliss, MM1
  • Men Graduated: 66
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: 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 San Diego Company 043 Navy Boot Camp Book

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

1965 San Diego Company 348 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: W. T. Tanner, BTC
  • Men Graduated: 74
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Company 65-348 Honor Recruits
  • Note: Images contributed by Mr. Robert Burkhart
Front Cover, The Anchor 1965 Company 374, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1965 San Diego Company 374 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: H. M. Moorefield, BTCA
  • Men Graduated: 75
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Photos: Passing in Review; Company Commander and Petty Officers (6 October 1965); A.B. Wilson, Honorman; E. L. Richards, Academic Award; and R. L. Ramon, Outstanding Recruit.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1965 Company 411 The Anchor

1965 San Diego Company 411 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: W. B. Ghighizola, QMCM
  • Men Graduated: 73
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Company 65-411 Company Commander W. B. Ghighizola, QMCM and Petty Officers - 18 October 1965; Recruits Passing in Review; Honor Recruits Photos.
Front Cover, The Anchor 1965 Company 472, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1965 San Diego Company 472 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: R. C. Patton, EMC
  • Men Graduated: 83
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Group Photo of Company Commander R.C. Patton EMC and Petty Officers, Company 65-472 Recruits Passing in Review, Honorman and Outstanding Recruit, Company Commander R. C. Patton EMC, and Photo of A. R. Lassiter EO1.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1965 Company 505 The Anchor

1965 San Diego Company 505 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: R. L. Snow, MMC
  • Men Graduated: 85
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: 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.
Front Cover, The Anchor 1965 Company 596, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1965 San Diego Company 596 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: R. L. Jones, QMCS
  • Men Graduated: 79
  • Graduation Date: Circa 23 December 1965
  • Supplemental Content: Additional Photos include Company Commander R. L. Jones, QMCS, and Petty Officers - 23 December 1965, Robert W. Meadows - Honorman, T. D. Bruner - Academic Award, R. L. West - Outstanding Recruit.

 

1966

 

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

1966 San Diego Company 237 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: A. J. Brinson, BR1
  • Men Graduated: 52
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: 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, The Anchor 1967 Company 033, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1967 San Diego Company 033 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: H, H, Rodgers, BTC
  • Men Graduated: 57
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: Photos: Company Commander H. H. Rodgers, BTC and Petty Officers - 30 March 1967; Company 67-033 Group Photograph; Honorman D. R. Blackington; Academic Award T. W. Brown; Outstanding Recruit T. A. Blakely; Bluejackets on Parade Record Jacket Cover and Recording.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1967 Company 350 The Anchor

1967 San Diego Company 350 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. D. Cruz, GMG1
  • Men Graduated: 54
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: 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, The Anchor 1967 Company 410, Navy Boot Camp Yearbook.

1967 San Diego Company 410 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: J. N. Davis, SFC
  • Men Graduated: 57
  • Graduation Date: 3 October 1967
  • Supplemental Content: Company Commander J. N. Davis, Sfc And Petty Officers - 3 October 1967. Passing In Review. ROBERT FITZGERALD - Honorman M. P. PAGUIRIGAN - Outstanding Recruit J. M. LOVELADY - Academic Award DR. DANIELS presents ACADEMIC AWARD. CDR DANIELS presents BRIGADE AWARD. CDR. DANIELS congratulates CO. CDR. SFC J. M. DAVIS as BATTALION CDR. looks on.
Front Cover, Navy Boot Camp Book 1967 Company 563 The Anchor

1967 San Diego Company 563 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: P. Poulsen, BMC
  • Men Graduated: 57
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: 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 San Diego Company 618 Navy Boot Camp Book

  • Company Commander: E. W. Sigmon, ABF1
  • Men Graduated: 56
  • Graduation Date: Not Stated
  • Supplemental Content: 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.

 

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