Bureau of Yards and Docks
The Bureau of Yards and Docks was the branch of the United States Navy responsible from 1842 to 1966 for building and maintaining navy yards, drydocks, and other facilities relating to ship construction, maintenance, and repair.
Chiefs of the Bureau
The following, incomplete list includes the names of several notable individuals who served as Chief of the Bureau.
- Commodore Lewis Warrington, circa 1842-1844
- Commodore (later Rear Admiral) John Cumming Howell, 1874-1878
- Rear Admiral David B. Harmony, 1885-1889
- Rear Admiral Norman von Heldreich Farquhar, 1890s
- Rear Admiral (later Admiral) Ben Moreell, World War II
- Building the Navy's Bases in World War II: History of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and the Civil Engineer Corps 1940-1946 (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1947)