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The following written prologue appears in the onscreen credits: "We wish to thank the United States Navy for the use of its facilities and for its generous cooperation in the filming of Naval sequences in this picture." According to 1941 Hollywood Reporter news items Monogram originally considered producing Navy Bound during that year. A January 10, 1941 Los Angeles Times news item states that Jackie Cooper was considered for the lead at that time. A October 25, 1950 Hollywood Reporter news item adds John Day to the cast of the 1951 release, but his appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. Portions of the film were shot on location at the San Diego Naval Base and Long Beach, CA according to news items.