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Call Numbers (Library of Congress Classification): V

The Mountain View College Library organizes its books according to the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System. This guide will describe what each range of the LC call numbers means,

Class V -- Naval Science

For naval history, see D-F

V--Naval science (General)

VA--Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

VB--Naval administration

VC--Naval maintenance

VD--Naval seamen


VF--Naval ordnance

VG--Minor services of navies

VK--Navigation. Merchant marine

VM--Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering


V1‑995--Naval science (General)

V25‑55--History and antiquities of naval science

V66‑69--Navy clubs



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.

VA10‑750--Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

VA49‑395--United States

VA400‑750--Other regions or countries

VB15‑(955)--Naval administration

VB21‑124--By region or country

VB170‑187--Civil department

VB260‑275--Enlisted personnel

VB307‑309--Warrant officers


VB320‑325--Minorities, women, etc. in navies

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

VD7‑430--Naval seamen

VD21‑124--By region or country

VD160‑302--Drill regulations


VD360‑390--Small arms

VD400‑405--Small boat service


VE23‑124--By region or country

VE160‑302--Drill regulations


VE360‑390--Small arms

VE420‑425--Barracks, quarters, etc.

VE430‑435--Training camps

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)

VG20‑2029--Minor services of navies


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

VK1‑1661--Navigation. Merchant marine

VK15‑124--History, conditions, etc.

VK321‑369.8--Harbors. Ports


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

VM1‑989--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


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