Life in the Navy
Crossing the Line
 From Pollywog to Shellback
Life in the Navy
Crossing the Line
From Pollywog to Shellback
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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.
JUNE
23
1933 - USS Macon (ZRS 5) is commissioned. Less than two years later, Macon crashes and ends the Navy's program of rigid airship operations.
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Ship Histories
Compiled like an encyclopedia, the Dictionary of American Fighting Ships (DANFS) is an historical listing of U.S. naval ships. Click the Explore button below to learn about the DANFS ship of the week, Florida VI (SSBN-728).
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Ship Histories
Compiled like an encyclopedia, the Dictionary of American Fighting Ships (DANFS) is an historical listing of U.S. naval ships. Click the Explore button below to learn about the DANFS ship of the week, Florida VI (SSBN-728).
New to the Library:
William F. Cafferata
Captain Cafferata was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" after his ship, USS Braine, was seriously damaged by two Japanese suicide planes and he "contributed materially to the extinguishment of the fire and to the saving of his ship…."
New to the Library:
William F. Cafferata
Captain Cafferata was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" after his ship, USS Braine, was seriously damaged by two Japanese suicide planes and he "contributed materially to the extinguishment of the fire and to the saving of his ship…."
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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 Constitution 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!
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Archival Records
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Archival Records
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Historic Photos
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Historic Photos
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