Registers of the Commissioned Officers of the United States Navyhttp://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AMH/USN/Naval_Registers/
and Marine Corps
Complete list (a bit cryptic)
I tried 1802, 1851, and 1896 - they are NOT searchable.
I tried 1900, 1920, and 1950 - they ARE searchable (you may need to use Adobe Reader).
The search feature is not entirely reliable. In 1908 and 1916 it did NOT find all instances of "Albatross". To find the remaining boatswains I looked under boatswains.
In at least some cases it gives the ship the person was serving on.
Janet - feel free to move/rename/whatever
EVERYONE: Please add any sources that you have for people's names that are not already in Helpful Links to Outside Information.
We have lots of excellent references, but they tend to be only at the point where the question was asked.