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

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