Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Life in the Navy:
The Navy and the Marines
The long history of the Navy and Marine Corps team.
Life in the Navy:
The Navy and the Marines
The long history of the Navy and Marine Corps team.
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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1898 - President William McKinley signs into law a Congressional bill authorizing the establishment of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps.
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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 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/s/sirocco--pc-6-.html"> <i>Sirocco</i> (PC-6)</a>.
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Ship Histories
Compiled like an encyclopedia, the Dictionary of American Fighting Ships (DANFS) is a historical listing of U.S. naval ships. Learn about the DANFS ship of the week, Sirocco (PC-6).
In the Library:
USN Social History
The Social History of the U.S. Navy, 1945–Present
In the Library:
USN Social History
The Social History of the U.S. Navy, 1945–Present
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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.
Learn About the
Ship of State
Did you know USS <i>Constitution</i> is crewed by active-duty U.S. Navy Sailors who share her story with     visitors from around the world? Explore her history here!
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!
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.
View
Historic Photos
Find images from throughout naval history in our growing online photo collection.