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Welcome Midshipmen and Officer Candidates!



What do I need to know about ship selection?

In order to ensure equal distribution of Option and SWO Officers across the Fleet, Midshipmen and Officer Candidates selecting their first ship will select from the ship lists that match their prospective communities. Engineering Duty Option Officers will choose from the EDO Option Ship List; all other Option Officers will choose from the IWC Option Ship List. Conventional and Nuke SWOs will choose from the main SWO Ship List.
Spring 2018 NROTC Ship Selection is scheduled for 12 - 14 February 2018.  The event will use a live video chat option via Google Hangouts (in addition to the traditional phone call option) where Midshipmen and Officer Candidates will have the option to select their ships via video chat with the Detailers -- you can tune in and watch live on the PERS-41 YouTube page!  Please see the links for the PERS-41 YouTube channel and Ship List below:
Live Stream: 
Ship List:     

NROTC Spring 2018 Ship List 

NROTC Spring 2018 Ship List 

NROTC Spring 2018 EDO Ship List

NROTC Spring 2018 IWC Ship List


What homeports are available for First Tour Division Officers?


United States

Bremerton, WA* CVN*
Everett, WA DDG
Little Creek, VA, Norfolk, VA CG, CVN*, DDG, LHD, LPD, LSD
Pearl Harbor, HI CG, DDG

Forward Deployed

Manama, Bahrain MCM
Rota, Spain DDG
Sasebo, Japan LHD, LPD, LSD, MCM
Yokosuka, Japan CG, CVN*, DDG, LCC


*Indicates homeport/platform only available to Information Warfare Community (IWC) Option Officers.


Where can I find information about the different homeports?

For Naval Base/Station information, try the following website:

What different types of ships are available to First Tour Division Officers?


CG Guided Missile Cruiser
CVN* Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
DDG Guided Missile Destroyer
LHA/LHD Amphibious Assault Ship
LPD Amphibious Transport Dock
LSD Dock Landing Ship
MCM Mine Countermeasures Vessel
LCC Amphibious Command Ship
LCS Littoral Combat Ship


*Indicates homeport/platform only available to Information Warfare Community (IWC) Option Officers.


Visit the Naval Vessel Registrar Homepage for a complete listing of all active duty US Navy ships.

When/How do I contact my ship?

To formally introduce yourself to your new Chain of Command you will need to send the Commanding Officer (CO) a letter. Your USNA/NROTC instructors should be able to provide you a template for what to include in the letter, what the format must be and when/how to send your letter to the CO.

In addition, you should contact the Executive Officer (XO) once you receive your orders in order to schedule your report date and receive your ship sponsor's contact information. Your ship sponsor should be able to answer any questions you have prior to your arrival (i.e. where to live, where the ship is, how to get on the base, etc.).

All XO's can be reached via email at xo@{hullnumber} [For example, XO]

Base information:
Bremerton, WA: (360)
Everett, WA: (425) 304-3000
Hampton Roads, VA: (757) 444-0000
Manama, Bahrain: 011-973-1785-4000
Mayport, FL: (904) 270-5011

Pearl Harbor, HI: (808) 449-7110
Rota, Spain: 011-34-956-82-3232

San Diego, CA: (619) 556-1011
Sasebo Fleet Activities: 011-81-468-21-1911
Yokosuka Fleet Activities: 011-81-468-21-1911

What should I have before checking aboard my ship?

Before walking up the brow, you should have the following documents with you:
-An official copy of your orders
-Medical/Dental records

Keep in mind that you will need to report in Summer Whites/Service Dress Blues. You should also communicate with the XO and your sponsor to report during normal working hours. If you are checking aboard while on deployment, communicate with your sponsor to determine what you should bring in your sea bag.

PROSPECTIVE DIVOS   Visit our DIVO website for more information.


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