Naval History and Heritage Command

Battle of Midway
75th Anniversary
Help tell the story of the Sailors from the Battle of Midway and inspire today's Sailors with digital resources, commemoration resources, and guidance, on NHHC's Battle of Midway Commemorations Toolkit.
Help tell the story of the Sailors from the Battle of Midway and inspire today's Sailors with digital resources, commemoration resources, and guidance, on NHHC's Battle of Midway Commemorations Toolkit.
CNO Essay Contest:
Submission Deadline Nears
The June 30 deadline is rapidly approaching for the Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO) 2017 Naval History Essay Contest.  Click 'Explore' to learn more!
The June 30 deadline is rapidly approaching for the Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO) 2017 Naval History Essay Contest. Click 'Explore' to learn more!
MAY
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1958 - Medal of Honor recipient William R. Charette selects the World War II Unknown Serviceman onboard USS Canberra (CAG 2) off the Virginia Capes.
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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.
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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.