A study ""to provide an introduction to the historical background of the American Negro in the U.S. Navy, and to create an objective concept of his progress in naval service"". The ""historical background"" is brief to cursory (there is very little existing evidence available) and gives what little is known of segregation and subordination of the Negro up to World War II. At this time, a radically revised racial policy was instituted- and the Negro for the first time received equal opportunity in an armed service (this is not true of the Army). The handling of the Negro in training programs, service schools, officer training, the ROTC, the Marine Corps, the Waves and Spars, etc., is here described in detail, along with the progress made in social relationships, public relations, and through the Fahy Committee, so that integration has proved to be ""practicable, economical, democratic and ethical"". A study of sociological significance which may have a wider application.