Naval History and Heritage Command

What's New in
our Library?
NHHC's Library is the oldest part of our command, but we are constantly updating our online collections! Check out what's new, click "Explore" below!
NHHC's Library is the oldest part of our command, but we are constantly updating our online collections! Check out what's new, click "Explore" below!
Change in the
Modern US Navy
NHHC hosted a lecture at the National Museum of the United States Navy focused on women's and minorities' experiences while serving.
NHHC hosted a lecture at the National Museum of the United States Navy focused on women's and minorities' experiences while serving.
AUGUST
28
1942 - 120 women are commissioned as ensigns or lieutenant junior grades as WAVES and report to "USS Northampton," Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
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.