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 Naval History by Periods or Wars  Naval and Maritime Museums Historic Ships
Veteran's Organizations

U.S. Government and DOD Sites

Official Naval and Military History Programs

Air Force Historical Research Agency
Air Force History Support Office
American Battle Monuments Commission
Army Center of Military History
Army Institute of Heraldry
Coast Guard Historian's Office
Department of the Navy Cultural Resources Program Information on historic preservation, archaeology, and preservation of Native American cultural artifacts by the Navy
Home for Heroes The Armed Forces Retirement Home features profiles of some of the residents of the homes in Washington, DC and Biloxi, MS. These veterans share the stories of their military service.
U.S Marine Corps History and Museums Division
US Army Heritage & Education Center
Naval War College
Navy Medical History
Department of Defense map of National Historic Landmarks Some of the most historically significant properties under military stewardship.
United States Fleet Forces Command, Fleet Historian (N02HIS) Note: this is an official use website accessible only to Department of Defense (DOD) personnel. DOD personnel wishing to access this site must authenticate when logging in using their DOD Common Access ("smart") Card.

U.S. Navy, Merchant Marine, and Coast Guard Museums

A Guide to U.S. Navy Museums in the United States A descriptive listing of official U.S. Navy museums, with links to their homepages
American Merchant Marine Museum
, Kings Point, NY
Curator of Ship Models, Carderock, MD
Hampton Roads Naval Museum Norfolk, VA
National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL
Naval Academy Museum , Annapolis, MD
Naval Museum of Armament and Technology, China Lake, CA
Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport, Washington
Naval War College Museum, Newport, RI
Patuxtent River Naval Air Museum, Patuxent River, MD
Submarine Force Museum/USS Nautilus, Groton, CT
U.S. Coast Guard Museum, New London, CT
U.S. Navy Supply Corps Museum, Athens, GA
USS Constitution, Boston, MA, oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world
USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA

Navy Web Sites

Board for Correction of Naval Records (BCNR) - correction of errors or removal of injustices from current and former Navy and Marine Corps members's records.
Chief of Naval Operations Headquarters Web Note: this is an official use website accessible only to Department of Defense (DOD) personnel. DOD personnel wishing to access this site must authenticate when logging in using their DOD Common Access ("smart") Card.
Naval Research Laboratory
Naval Web Sites Navy Online's list of Navy web site by category
Navy Fact File Information on the aircraft, ships, ordnance and people of the U.S. Navy
Navy Recruiting for Navy Jobs
Official Navy web site Introduction to Navy's Online Services
Submarine Warfare Division, Submarine History, Undersea Warfare Magazine
U.S. Naval Academy
Surface Warfare Community Information about the Surface Warfare Community sponsored by the CNO Surface Warfare Directorate

U.S. Navy Ships

List of U.S. Navy Ships List of all active duty Navy ships, with their homeports
Naval Vessel Register Official inventory of U.S. Navy ships and service craft
National Maritime Initiative List of Historic Ships to Visit

Department of Defense

BosniaLINK What's the latest with the Navy and the other services in the Adriatic and ashore in Bosnia?
Coast Guard Home Page
Defense Almanac Information and statistical material about the Department of Defense - its people, organization, equipment and funding
DefenseLINK Umbrella page for the Department of Defense
DENIX: Defense Environmental Network & Information Exchange Environmental, conservation and preservation issues
Statistical Information Analysis Division DOD source for certain historical personnel and procurement statistics
Joint Electronic Library
Navy Reserve
United States Army Home Page Index
United States Marine Corps Home Page
Headquareters, Marine Corps Home page

Government Web Sites for History

Government Printing Office Naval History publications
Library of Congress
National Archives
National Park Service
National Personnel Records Center
Smithsonian Institution

Non-Government Sites 

The following web sites are NOT DoD-operated and are NOT ENDORSED BY the Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy or the Naval Historical Center. The Department of the While we make no promises about the reliability of the information or operation, these web sites contain information on the U. S. Navy and are provided as starting points.

Naval and Military History Sites: General

American Merchant Marine at War, includes information on the Merchant Marine in all wars from Revolutionary through current operations and the Naval Armed Guard for World War II. Much information for World War II
Council on America’s Military Past Organized to identify, memorialize, preserve and publicize America's military history
The International Journal of Naval History is an online international scholarly publication of naval history
Naval Historical Foundation a private, non-profit organization that supports the Naval Historical Center
U.S. Commission on Military History
U.S. Naval Institute
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Washington, DC
World Wide Web Virtual Library: Naval and Maritime

Naval Aviation

U.S. Navy Airship Picture Book
"Vulture's Row" Naval Aviation information.
VPNavy U.S. Navy Patrol Squadrons

Underwater Archaeology

Underwater Archaeology: Related Web Sites

Naval History by Periods or Wars

Early History

John Paul Jones Articles and resources
The Captain's Clerk History and documents on USS Constitution
War of 1812 Website
Includes articles on Canada in the War of 1812
1906 San Francisco earthquake Naval operations during the earthquake, from the Museum of the City of San Francisco

Civil War

The American Civil War Dakota State University site
Matthew Fontaine Maury Father of Naval Oceanography and Meteorology
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion Cornell University is starting to put these volumes online as part of their "Making of American" digital library series
U.S. Civil War Center Louisana State University's index to Civil War sites

World War I

The World War I Document Archive

World War II

U.S. Naval Armed Guard U.S. Naval Armed Guard Veterans Organization Site contains much information on the Naval Armed Guard, their training, as well as Liberty, Victory ships, and troopships
Convoys to Russia
Hypertext History of the Second World War A comprehensive project to place major documents and service histories online
Iwo Jima Home Page
Normandy DDay Website for French Commemoration (in English)
Patrol Craft Sailors Association
Pearl Harbor Remembered
PT Boat Page
Return to Midway National Geographic Society Exhibit
Troop Ship Crossings
U.S. Merchant Marine World War II experiences of Naval Armed Guard, merchant ships, and the men who manned these vessels.
The United States Navy in World War II Primary source documents
VP Navy U.S. Navy Patrol Squadrons in World War II

Korean War

Korean War Project Includes database of casualties and reunions
Korean War Veterans National Museum & Library


Mobile Riverine Force Association Provides photographs, unit awards citations, and other historical information relating to the ships, boats, and support bases of the Mobile Riverine Force
No Quarter: The Vietnam Casualty Search Page Index to names on the Vietnam Veteram's Memorial Wall
Vietnam Virtural Archive at Texas Tech University Scanned documents relating to Vietnam War, including some Navy materials

Cold War Era

USS Liberty Memorial Page A survivor of the 1967 attack runs this site
USS Scorpion Includes Court of Inquiry on loss of vessel
Desert Storm
Willie Victor Roster: Roster and personnel of the Navy's Lockheed "Warning Star" aircraft from 1949 to 1982

Naval and Maritime Museums

Council of American Maritime Museums List of American maritime museums
Decatur House Home of Stephen Decatur, Washington, DC
Robert Smith's Master Index to World Wide Maritime Museum Internet Resources (Includes list of maritime museums with web sites)
San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park
San Francisco Maritime National Park Association Site for USS Pampanito
USS Constitution Museum Boston, MA

Historic Ships

Historic Naval Ships Association Lists historic naval ships by location and name.

Individual Historic Ship's Home Pages

Other Publishers

Other Publishers of Books and Journals on Naval History

Veteran's Organizations

Military Network Information for members of the Armed Services, including reunions
The War Library List of online military and veteran's home pages


H-War: Military History Network Subscribe to history discussion groups on a variety of topics

Several Internet newsgroups offer discussion of U.S. Navy and general naval topics. If your Internet Service Provider allows links to newsgroups, here are some addresses to get you started:


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