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Digitized Collections
Check out a selection of digitized documents from our archival holdings. Content ranges from WWII action reports to monthly Vietnam summaries and more.
Check out a selection of digitized documents from our archival holdings. Content ranges from WWII action reports to monthly Vietnam summaries and more.
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The Sextant
The Sextant: Taking a Fix on the History and Heritage of Today's Navy invites readers to engage with and share the rich stories of our Navy.
The Sextant: Taking a Fix on the History and Heritage of Today's Navy invites readers to engage with and share the rich stories of our Navy.
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1923 - USS Colorado (BB 45) is commissioned. Notable during her pre-World War II service, she helps in the search for missing aviator, Amelia Earhart, in 1937.
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Ship Histories
Browse the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships to learn about ships from the earliest days of the Navy to the present.
Browse the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships to learn about ships from the earliest days of the Navy to the present.
USS Constitution
Ship of State
USS Constitution as a receiving ship at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, c. 1890 – note the great "ship house" to Constitution's right, where warships could be built under cover.
USS Constitution as a receiving ship at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, c. 1890 – note the great "ship house" to Constitution's right, where warships could be built under cover.
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Navy Heritage
Fascinated by Navy customs, traditions, awards, and ceremonies? Find out more here about the service's rich heritage.
Fascinated by Navy customs, traditions, awards, and ceremonies? Find out more here about the service's rich heritage.
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Archival Records
Interested in the Navy's operational history? Learn about our Archives' holdings of records and personal papers.
Interested in the Navy's operational history? Learn about our Archives' holdings of records and personal papers.
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Art Exhibits
From undersea to outer space, follow the Navy through history with highlights from our art collection.
From undersea to outer space, follow the Navy through history with highlights from our art collection.
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Historic Photos
Find images from throughout naval history in our growing online photo collection.
Find images from throughout naval history in our growing online photo collection.