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Hello Mr. Gray,
Thank you for contacting the History Hub regarding early Naval records. I consulted with our Navy reference team and they have determined that your questions require a significant amount of research. Unfortunately, Archives 1 is not staffed to do extended research. We have Navy subject files, and Personal Letter books and journals for research in Washington D.C. If you would like to visit and view in person. You may also consider an email to the Naval reference team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also recommend contacting the Naval Historical Command in D.C. Navy Yard.
I hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research.