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LC Classification: V

A breakdown of the Library of Congress Classification system

V - Overview

V - Naval science (General)

VA - Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

VB - Naval administration

VC - Naval maintenance

VD - Naval seamen

VE - Marines

VF - Naval ordnance

VG - Minor services of navies

VK - Navigation. Merchant marine

VM - Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering

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V - Naval Science

V - Naval science (General)

  • V160-165 Strategy
  • V167-178 Tactics
  • V200 Coast defense
  • V390-395 Naval research
  • V400-695 Naval education
  • V720-743 Naval life, manners and customs, antiquities, etc.
  • V750-995 War vessels: Construction, armament, etc.

VA - Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

  • VA49-395 United States
  • VA400-750 Other regions or countries

VB - Naval administration

  • VB21-124 By region or country
  • VB170-187 Civil department
  • VB320-325 Minorities, women, etc., in navies

VC - Naval maintenance

  • VC20-258 Organization of service
  • VC260-268 Supplies and stores
  • VC270-279 Equipment of vessels, supplies, allowances, etc.
  • VC280-345 Clothing and equipment
  • VC350-410 Subsistence. Provisioning
  • VC412-425 Navy yards and stations. Shore facilities

VD - Naval seamen

  • VD21-124 By region or country
  • VD160-302 Drill regulations
  • VD330-335 Shooting
  • VD360-390 Small arms
  • VD400-405 Small boat service

VE - Marines

  • VE23-124 By region or country
  • VE160-302 Drill regulations
  • VE330-335 Shooting
  • VE420-425 Barracks, quarters, etc.
  • VE430-435 Training camps

VF - Naval ordnance

  • VF21-124 By region or country
  • VF160-302 Ordnance instructions and drill books
  • VF310-315 Target practice
  • VF350-375 Ordnance and arms (General)

VG - Minor services of navies

  • VG20-25 Chaplains
  • VG50-55 Coast guard and coast signal service
  • VG90-95 Naval aviation
  • VG100-475 Medical service
  • VG500-505 Public relations. Press. War correspondents
  • VG2000-2005 Social work. Social welfare services

VK - Navigation. Merchant marine

  • VK321-369.8 Harbors. Ports
  • VK381-397 Signaling
  • VK401-529 Study and teaching
  • VK549-572 Science of navigation
  • VK600-794 Tide and current tables
  • VK1000-1249 Lighthouse service
  • VK1250-1299 Shipwrecks and fires
  • VK1500-1661 Pilots and pilotage

VM - Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering

  • VM165-276 Study and teaching
  • VM295-296 Contracts and specifications
  • VM298.5-301 Shipbuilding industry. Shipyards
  • VM311-466 Special types of vessels
  • VM595-989 Marine engineering
    • VM975-989 Diving