Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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For the Fleet
Commonly Requested Information on Fleet Issues
Information
For the Fleet
Commonly Requested Information on Fleet Issues
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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1813 - During the War of 1812, the frigate Congress, commanded by John Smith, captures and burns the British merchant brig, Jean, in the Atlantic.
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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/m/massachusetts-v.html"><i>Massachusetts</i> (BB-59)</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, Massachusetts (BB-59).
Life in the Navy:
The Ship’s Bell
Used for signaling, keeping time, and sounding alarms, bells are an important part of a ship's routine and readiness
Life in the Navy:
The Ship’s Bell
Used for signaling, keeping time, and sounding alarms, bells are an important part of a ship's routine and readiness
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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.
In the Library:
Filipinos in the Navy
Prepared by: Bureau of Naval Personnel October 1976
In the Library:
Filipinos in the Navy
Prepared by: Bureau of Naval Personnel October 1976
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.