Naval History and Heritage Command

Why were the
Seabees established?
What does a Bobcat, Pearl Harbor and the South Pacific have to do with the creation of the Seabees? Well, all helped create the Seabees 75 years ago! Click "Explore" to read the blog series that explains the formation of the Seabees!
What does a Bobcat, Pearl Harbor and the South Pacific have to do with the creation of the Seabees? Well, all helped create the Seabees 75 years ago! Click "Explore" to read the blog series that explains the formation of the Seabees!
How Can History
Help Us Today?
That's the question CNO has asked in his 2017 Naval History Essay Contest. NAVADMIN 024/17 directs participants to write about their understanding on how lessons from history inform our way ahead. Click 'Explore' to learn more!
That's the question CNO has asked in his 2017 Naval History Essay Contest. NAVADMIN 024/17 directs participants to write about their understanding on how lessons from history inform our way ahead. Click 'Explore' to learn more!
MARCH
25
1915 - The submarine, F-4 (SS 23) sinks off Honolulu, Hawaii, with the loss of 21 lives. It is the first commissioned submarine loss for the U.S. Navy.
Find
Ship Histories
Browse the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships to learn about ships from the earliest days of the Navy to the present.
Browse the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships to learn about ships from the earliest days of the Navy to the present.
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!
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!
Get To Know
Navy Heritage
Fascinated by Navy customs, traditions, awards, and ceremonies? Find out more here about the service's rich heritage.
Fascinated by Navy customs, traditions, awards, and ceremonies? Find out more here about the service's rich heritage.
Research
Archival Records
Interested in the Navy's operational history? Learn about our Archives' holdings of records and personal papers.
Interested in the Navy's operational history? Learn about our Archives' holdings of records and personal papers.
Check Out
Art Exhibits
From undersea to outer space, follow the Navy through history with highlights from our art collection.
From undersea to outer space, follow the Navy through history with highlights from our art collection.
View
Historic Photos
Find images from throughout naval history in our growing online photo collection.
Find images from throughout naval history in our growing online photo collection.