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.
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Navy Veterans
Locate records related to military service, photos, deck logs, ship histories, and more.
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1967 - On USS Forrestal (CVA 59), a Zuni 5 rocket accidentally fires and sets off a series of explosions that kill 134 of her crew and injure 161 crewmembers.
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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/content/history/nhhc/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/h/harmon.html"><i>Harmon</i> (DE-678) </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, Harmon (DE-678) .
In the Library:
Mess Night Manual
Naval School, Civil Engineer Corps Officers, 1986
In the Library:
Mess Night Manual
Naval School, Civil Engineer Corps Officers, 1986
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Art Exhibits
From undersea to outer space, follow the Navy through history with highlights from our art collection.
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Art Exhibits
From undersea to outer space, follow the Navy through history with highlights from our art collection.
Life in the Navy
Joy Bright Hancock
On 26 July 1946, Joy Bright Hancock was promoted to captain and was appointed director of the WAVES. Before Captain Hancock retired from active duty in June 1953, women had achieved status as part of the Regular Navy.
Life in the Navy
Joy Bright Hancock
On 26 July 1946, Joy Bright Hancock was promoted to captain and was appointed director of the WAVES. Before Captain Hancock retired from active duty in June 1953, women had achieved status as part of the Regular Navy.
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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.