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You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young men carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.

-- George Bernard Shaw

Seabee Unit Cruise Books in the Navy Department Library

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Amphibious Construction Battalions
Battalion Number Battalion Designation Year of Publication
1 ACB 1 1952


Naval Construction Battalions
Battalion Number Battalion Designation Year of Publication
6 NCB 6 1942-45
11 NCB 11 1942-44
18 NCB 18 1946
20 NCB 20 1942-44
21 NCB 21 1944-45
27 NCB 27 1944
29 NCB 29 1942-44
30 NCB 30 1946
31 NCB 31 1945
33 NCB 33 1945
34 NCB 34 1946
36 NCB 36 1945
38 NCB 38 1944
40 NCB 40 1942-44
42 NCB 42 1944-45
45 NCB 45 1944
50 NCB 50 1945
55 NCB 55 1942-45
57 NCB 57 1942-45
62 NCB 62 1942-45
68 NCB 68 1944
70 NCB 70 1946
73 NCB 73 1944-45
75 NCB 75 1945
77 NCB 77 1946
85 NCB 85 1946
87 NCB 87 1946
90 NCB 90 1943-45
91 NCB 91 1943-45
92 NCB 92 1944
93 NCB 93 1946
94 NCB 94 1943-45
98 NCB 98 1944-45
105 NCB 105 1945
111 NCB 111 1946
113 NCB 113 1943-45
115 NCB 115 1943-45
121 NCB 121 1943-45
133 NCB 133 1946
135 NCB 135 1946
136 NCB 136 1945
143 NCB 143 1946
301 NCB 301 1944-45
535 NCB 535 1945
536 NCB 536 1943-45

Naval Construction Battalions, Detachments
Detachment Number Detachment Designation Year of Publication
1050 NCBD 1050 1946

Naval Construction Battalions, Maintenance Units
Unit Number Unit Designation Year of Publication
301 CBMU 301 1970
302 CBMU 302 1969, 1970

Naval Construction Regiments
Regiment Number Regiment Designation Year of Publication
8 NCR 8 1943-45

Naval Mobile Construction Battalions
Battalion Number Battalion Designation Year of Publication
1 NMCB 1 1951, 1958, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1972, 1976, 1981, 1982,
1985, 1986
3 NMCB 3 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975,
1977, 1989, 1990
4 NMCB 4 1953, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1972,
1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988
5 NMCB 5 1954, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974,
1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983
6 NMCB 6 1963, 1967, 1968, 1969
7 NMCB 7 1966, 1968, 1969, 1987
8 NMCB 8 1962, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
9 NMCB 9 1958, 1959, 1960, 196, 1967, 1968, 1969
10 NMCB 10 1959, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971,
1972, 1975, 1976
11 NMCB 11 1957, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968,
1969
12 NMCB 12 1969
16 NMCB 16 1991
22 NMCB 22 1969
25 NMCB 25 1993
40 NMCB 40 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980,
1981, 1986
53 NMCB 53 1968, 1969
58 NMCB 58 1967, 1968
62 NMCB 62 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1980, 1983, 1984,
1988
71 NMCB 71 1968, 1970
74 NMCB 74 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1984,
1990, 1993
121 NMCB 121 1968, 1969, 1970
128 NMCB 128 1968
133 NMCB 133 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982,
1985, 1987, 1988
135 NMCB 135 1988

Reserve Naval Mobile Construction Battalions
Battalion Number Battalion Designation Year of Publication
27 RNMCB 27 1974

Special Naval Construction Battalions
Battalion Number Battalion Designation Year of Publication
4 SCB 4 1946
5 SCB 5 1945
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