Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Life in the Navy:
Sacred 20 Service Medal
The WWI Service Medal of one of the first 20 women in the Navy Nurse Corps.
Life in the Navy:
Sacred 20 Service Medal
The WWI Service Medal of one of the first 20 women in the Navy Nurse Corps.
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.
MARCH
21
1917 - Loretta Walsh becomes the first woman Navy petty officer when sworn in as chief yeoman.
Find
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/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/s/shamrock-bay.html"> <i> Shamrock Bay</i> (CVE-84)</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, Shamrock Bay (CVE-84).
In the Library:
1943 WAVE Uniforms
Uniform Regulations for the Women's Reserve, 20 March 1943.
In the Library:
1943 WAVE Uniforms
Uniform Regulations for the Women's Reserve, 20 March 1943.
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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.