Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Commonly Requested Information on Fleet Issues
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For the Fleet
Commonly Requested Information on Fleet Issues
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Navy Veterans
Locate records related to military service, photos, deck logs, ship histories, and more.
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Navy Veterans
Locate records related to military service, photos, deck logs, ship histories, and more.
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1956 - USS Jallao (SS-368) becomes the first U.S. Navy submarine to transit the Suez Canal traveling from the Mediterranean to Massawa, Eritrea, Ethiopia.
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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/content/history/nhhc/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/b/blackfin-i.html"> <i>Blackfin</i> (SS-322). </a><a></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, Blackfin (SS-322).
In the Library:
Wilkes Expedition
On 19 January 1840, USS Vincennes, commanded by Lt. Charles Wilkes, becomes the first U.S. Navy ship to reach the Antarctic Continent.
In the Library:
Wilkes Expedition
On 19 January 1840, USS Vincennes, commanded by Lt. Charles Wilkes, becomes the first U.S. Navy ship to reach the Antarctic Continent.
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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.
Life in the Navy
Navy and Marines
The Navy and Marine Corps Team
Life in the Navy
Navy and Marines
The Navy and Marine Corps Team
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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.
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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.
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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.