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FAQ, Frequently Asked Questions

Where Can I Purchase Photos Of Ships.

National Archives, Still Picture Branch.
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park Maryland, 20740-6001

This is the most difficult of the sources, You make a request in writing to the Still Picture Branch. They will send you Xerox copies of images available and the image unique image number as well as a list of authorized contractors. If you decide to purchase an image you contact a contractor from the list and prepay for the service. They will then go to the archives and pull the negative and make your copy and send it to you by 1st class mail. The whole process takes about 4 weeks. Prints cost an average of $20.00 each.

United States Naval Institute.
Photo Sales Service
291 Wood Rd.
Annapolis Maryland, 21402-5034
Phone (410) 295-1022
E-Mail Contact

Easiest of the sources, You make your request by mail or by phone, there is also a printable form on their web site

Navy History Branch, Washington Navy Yard.
Naval History & Heritage Command
805 Kidder Breese SE, Washington Navy Yard
Washington DC 20374-5060

You make your request by mail, instructions can be found on the Naval history Web site

Floating Dry Dock. (Commercial)
P.O. Box 250
Kreigsville Pennsylvania, 18333

You make your request by mail, see their web site for further information,

Atlantic Fleet Sales. (Commercial)

Atlantic Fleet Sales Company
P.O. Box 6202
Norfolk, Virginia 23508
Phone: (757) 489-4840

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