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NavSource Naval History

Meet The NavSource Team


Our Name,

When trying to decide on a name for this project back in 1995, I was looking for something that described what I was trying to provide. A One Stop Naval Resource Center, where visitors could find information and images of ships of the USN. So from these two words, Naval Resources, NavSource was born and registered in 1996 as the Domain name under which we operate.

Who And What We Are,

NavSource, is not a business it is a group of Volunteers who are not paid for their time and efforts, we do it because we all share the same respect and love of naval history and through our efforts provide a free resource for the naval enthusiast that has been unavailable by other means. Most all of us have Full Time Jobs and work on this project as time allows, Others are retired and one still in school. Sometimes progress seems slow and it may take some time to have submitted information added to the project but we are always working to make this information available.

We also work in close conjunction with other naval history sites like, Andrew Toppan's http://www.hazegray.org to bring you up to date, factual and accurate information without having to navigate around advertising banners. By working together we can avoid duplication of effort and thus provide you with a wide array of information that the USN History Branch has not been able to provide.

We are also working with various groups like the DESTROYER ESCORT SAILORS ASSN. to preserve as much history of these ships as possible.

The USN, Limited by budget constraints provides as much information as they can and has an excellent Web site http://www.history.navy.mil. When used in conjunction with these sites, you should be able to locate the information that you seek. This is an ongoing project, information and images are added as they become available to us.

Mission Statement

The simple goal of NavSource Naval History is the preservation of naval history, in the form of images and text, also to help former shipmates find each other by providing reunion and contact information. We also hope to help historians and researchers find information and sources not previously available through private photo collections and records donated to us by former ships personnel. We also make available to everyone public images and records found scattered in various locations Indexed in one place for easy reference.

Financial Statement

NavSource is truly a non profit organization, 100% of the costs involved have come out of my own pocket. I have provided this resource since 1995. With the move to our new server and ISP, Our costs are now fixed at an affordable rate that will allow us to grow without additional huge cash outlays. Donations are welcome and greatly appreciated,

Anyone Wishing To Make A Donation Please Contact,
Paul Yarnall
619 Rollingbrook., #608
Baytown, Texas, 77521


The Current NavSource Team Members

Paul R. Yarnall Project Founder, Manager, Server Administrator.
Baytown, Texas

Daniel N. Dunham, Manager Frigate Archive.
Severn, Maryland

Gary Priolo Project General Manager, Manager Amphibious Ship, and Service Vessel Archives.
Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Ingo Holm Special Project, Photo Archives.
Hamburg, Germany

Fred Willshaw Manager Destroyer Archive, Also USS ALLEN M. SUMNER DD-692, Webmaster.
Charlotte, North Carolina

Mike Smolinski Manager Destroyer Escort, also has donated his Ship's Patches Collection for display here.
Note: Mike is always on the lookout for old ship's patches. If you have any you're looking to part with, please contact him through Navsource
Clifton, New Jersey

Tom Bateman, Manager Cruiser Archive, Also USS PREBLE, Webmaster.
Southgate, Michigan

Fabio Peña, Manager Aircraft Carrier and Escort Carrier Archives.
Barcelona, Spain

Michael Mohl, Manager Battleship and Submarine Archives.
Moshav Mattityahu, Israel

Andrew C. Toppan, Special Consultant, Webmaster Hazegray and Underway.
Bath, Maine

Joe Radigan, Manager Mine Warfare and Patrol Vessel Archives.
Pace, Florida

David Almond, Asst. Manager Amphibious Ship Archive.
Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Former Members
Dana Perrodin Pasadena, Texas
Earl Watkins Orange, California
Mike Bishop Albermarle, North Carolina
Timothy Dike Plattsburg, Missouri
Lance Beebe

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