Naval History and Heritage Command

African Americans In
Naval History
Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. the first African American in the U.S. Navy to serve aboard a fighting ship as an officer.. Explore more on African Americans in Naval History
Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. the first African American in the U.S. Navy to serve aboard a fighting ship as an officer.. Explore more on African Americans in Naval History
Command Operations Report
Write Your Chapter
If you haven't started, now's the time to begin gathering together your command's Command Operations Report (COR) in preparation for the March 1 deadline!
If you haven't started, now's the time to begin gathering together your command's Command Operations Report (COR) in preparation for the March 1 deadline!
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1942 - Battle of the Java Sea, Allied Naval Force attacks Japanese invasion convoy
Find
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.
Explore Underwater
Archaeology
Shipwrecks, aircraft wrecks, and the artifacts associated with them can teach us a great deal about our history. Dive into our Underwater Archaeology resources.
Shipwrecks, aircraft wrecks, and the artifacts associated with them can teach us a great deal about our history. Dive into our Underwater Archaeology resources.
Get To Know
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.
Research
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.
Check Out
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.
View
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.