Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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For the Fleet
Commonly Requested Information on Fleet Issues
Information
For the Fleet
Commonly Requested Information on Fleet Issues
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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1924 - USS Shenandoah (ZR 1) secures herself to the mooring mast on USS Patoka (AO 9).
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Ship Histories
Compiled like an encyclopedia, the <a href="https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs.html">Dictionary of American Naval 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/n/narwhal-ii.html"><i>Norwhal</i> (SS-167)</a>.
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Ship Histories
Compiled like an encyclopedia, the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS) is a historical listing of U.S. naval ships. Learn about the DANFS ship of the week, Norwhal (SS-167).
Life in the Navy:
Higgins Boats
Higgins boats were used in most of the American amphibious operations in the Pacific and European theaters during World War II.
Life in the Navy:
Higgins Boats
Higgins boats were used in most of the American amphibious operations in the Pacific and European theaters during World War II.
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Art Exhibits
From undersea to outer space, follow the Navy through history with highlights from our art collection.
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Art Exhibits
From undersea to outer space, follow the Navy through history with highlights from our art collection.
In the Library:
1868 Peru Earthquake
Reports of USS Powhatan and USS Wateree concerning the earthquake and tidal wave of 13 August 1868 at Arica, Peru
In the Library:
1868 Peru Earthquake
Reports of USS Powhatan and USS Wateree concerning the earthquake and tidal wave of 13 August 1868 at Arica, Peru
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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.
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Historic Photos
Find images from throughout naval history in our growing online photo collection.
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Historic Photos
Find images from throughout naval history in our growing online photo collection.