Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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For the Fleet
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.
Resources for
Navy Veterans
Locate records related to military service, photos, deck logs, ship histories, and more.
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1943 - (PT 109), commanded by Lt. j.g. John F. Kennedy, is rammed by the Japanese destroyer, Amagiri, which cuts through the vessel at Blackett Strait.
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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/g/guadalcanal-i.html"><i>Guadalcanal</i> (CVE-60) </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, Guadalcanal (CVE-60) .
In the Library:
Tripoli Harbor
Battle of Tripoli Harbor, 3 August 1804 Selected Naval Documents
In the Library:
Tripoli Harbor
Battle of Tripoli Harbor, 3 August 1804 Selected Naval Documents
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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.
Life in the Navy
The Ship’s Bell
Ship bells have been a part of the traditions of the world's navies and merchant fleets for centuries for both functional and ceremonial uses.
Life in the Navy
The Ship’s Bell
Ship bells have been a part of the traditions of the world's navies and merchant fleets for centuries for both functional and ceremonial uses.
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.
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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.