Library of Congress Classification Outline – Class V



Subclass V


V1‑995 Naval science (General)

V25‑55 History and antiquities of naval science

V66‑69 Navy clubs

V160‑165 Strategy

V167‑178 Tactics

V200 Coast defense

V210‑214.5 Submarine warfare

V390‑395 Naval research

V396‑396.5 Military oceanography

V399 Automation in the naval sciences

V400‑695 Naval education

V720‑743 Naval life, manners and customs, antiquities, etc.

V750‑995 War vessels: Construction, armament, etc.


Subclass VA


VA10‑750 Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

VA49‑395 United States

VA400‑750 Other regions or countries


Subclass VB


VB15‑(955) Naval administration

VB21‑124 By region or country

VB170‑187 Civil department

VB260‑275 Enlisted personnel

VB307‑309 Warrant officers

VB310‑315 Officers

VB320‑325 Minorities, women, etc. in navies


Subclass VC


VC10‑580 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


Subclass VD


VD7‑430 Naval seamen


VD21‑124 By region or country

VD160‑302 Drill regulations

VD330‑335 Shooting

VD360‑390 Small arms

VD400‑405 Small boat service


Subclass VE


VE7‑500 Marines

VE23‑124 By region or country

VE160‑302 Drill regulations

VE330‑335 Shooting

VE360‑390 Small arms

VE420‑425 Barracks, quarters, etc.

VE430‑435 Training camps


Subclass VF


VF1‑580 Naval ordnance

VF21‑124 By region or country

VF160‑302 Ordnance instructions and drill books

VF310‑315 Target practice

VF346‑348 Naval weapons systems

VF350‑375 Ordnance and arms (General)

VF390‑510 Ordnance material (Ordnance proper)


Subclass VG


VG20‑2029 Minor services of navies

VG20‑25 Chaplains

VG50‑55 Coast guard and coast signal service

VG70‑85 Naval communication by telegraphy, telephone, etc.

VG90‑95 Naval aviation

VG100‑475 Medical service

VG500‑505 Public relations. Press. War correspondents

VG2000‑2005 Social work. Social welfare services

VG2020‑2029 Recreation and information service


Subclass VK


VK1‑1661 Navigation. Merchant marine

VK15‑124 History, conditions, etc.

VK321‑369.8 Harbors. Ports

VK381‑397 Signaling

VK401‑529 Study and teaching

VK549‑572 Science of navigation

VK573‑587 Nautical instruments

VK588‑597 Marine hydrography. Hydrographic surveying

VK600‑794 Tide and current tables

VK798‑997 Sailing directions. Pilot guides


VK1000‑1249 Lighthouse service

VK1250‑1299 Shipwrecks and fires

VK1299.5‑1299.6 Icebreaking operations

VK1300‑1491 Saving of life and property

VK1500‑1661 Pilots and pilotage


Subclass VM



VM1‑989 Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering

VM15‑124 History

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