Life in the Navy
Plank Owners
A plank owner is an individual who was a member of the crew of a ship when she was placed in commission.
Life in the Navy
Plank Owners
A plank owner is an individual who was a member of the crew of a ship when she was placed in commission.
Resources for
Navy Veterans
Locate records related to military service, photos, deck logs, ship histories, and more.
Resources for
Navy Veterans
Locate records related to military service, photos, deck logs, ship histories, and more.
JUNE
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1898 - President William McKinley signs into law a Congressional bill authorizing the establishment of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps.
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Ship Histories
Compiled like an encyclopedia, the Dictionary of American Fighting Ships (DANFS) is an historical listing of U.S. naval ships. Click the Explore button below to learn about the DANFS ship of the week, Cape St. George (CG-71).
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Ship Histories
Compiled like an encyclopedia, the Dictionary of American Fighting Ships (DANFS) is an historical listing of U.S. naval ships. Click the Explore button below to learn about the DANFS ship of the week, Cape St. George (CG-71).
New to the Library:
Henry Howard Caldwell
Designated naval aviator in 1930, Rear Admiral Caldwell was a naval aviation pioneer with a career that spanned 40 years.
New to the Library:
Henry Howard Caldwell
Designated naval aviator in 1930, Rear Admiral Caldwell was a naval aviation pioneer with a career that spanned 40 years.
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Art Exhibits
From undersea to outer space, follow the Navy through history with highlights from our art collection.
Check Out
Art Exhibits
From undersea to outer space, follow the Navy through history with highlights from our art collection.
Learn About the
Ship of State
Did you know USS Constitution is crewed by active-duty U.S. Navy Sailors who share her story with     visitors from around the world? Explore her history here!
Learn About the
Ship of State
Did you know USS Constitution is crewed by active-duty U.S. Navy Sailors who share her story with visitors from around the world? Explore her history here!
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Archival Records
Interested in the Navy's operational history? Learn about our Archives' holdings of records and personal papers.
Research
Archival Records
Interested in the Navy's operational history? Learn about our Archives' holdings of records and personal papers.
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Historic Photos
Find images from throughout naval history in our growing online photo collection.
View
Historic Photos
Find images from throughout naval history in our growing online photo collection.