Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Life in the Navy:
The Navy in Space
Learn about the Navy's contribution to space exploration.
Life in the Navy:
The Navy in Space
Learn about the Navy's contribution to space exploration.
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.
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1862 - Congress establishes the rank of Rear Admiral, with David G. Farragut named as the first Rear Admiral.
Find
Ship Histories
Compiled like an encyclopedia, the <a href="https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs.html">Dictionary of American Fighting Ships (DANFS)</a> is a historical listing of U.S. naval ships. Learn about the DANFS ship of the week, <a href="https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/h/hornet-viii.html"> <i>Hornet</i>, (CVS-12). </a><a></a>
Find
Ship Histories
Compiled like an encyclopedia, the Dictionary of American Fighting Ships (DANFS) is a historical listing of U.S. naval ships. Learn about the DANFS ship of the week, Hornet, (CVS-12).
In the Library:
From Sea to Stars
A Chronicle of the U.S. Navy's Space and Space-related Activities, 1944-2009
In the Library:
From Sea to Stars
A Chronicle of the U.S. Navy's Space and Space-related Activities, 1944-2009
Check Out
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 <i>Constitution</i> 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!
Research
Archival Records
Interested in the Navy's operational history? NHHC archivists catalog reams of documents, including deck logs, organizational records, and command operations reports.
Research
Archival Records
Interested in the Navy's operational history? NHHC archivists catalog reams of documents, including deck logs, organizational records, and command operations reports.
View
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.