Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Life in the Navy:
Navy Day
Until about 40 years ago, the Navy shared its birthday with Theodore Roosevelt: 27 October.
Life in the Navy:
Navy Day
Until about 40 years ago, the Navy shared its birthday with Theodore Roosevelt: 27 October.
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.
OCTOBER
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1885 - Capt. Alfred Thayer Mahan becomes the superintendent of the Naval War College at Newport, R.I.
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. Click the Explore button below to learn about the DANFS ship of the week, <i>Gamble</i>  (Destroyer No. 123) .
Find
Ship Histories
Compiled like an encyclopedia, the Dictionary of American Fighting Ships (DANFS) is a historical listing of U.S. naval ships. Click the Explore button below to learn about the DANFS ship of the week, Gamble (Destroyer No. 123) .
In the Library:
Learning the Ropes
Chapter VII of Skill in the Surf: A Landing Boat Manual, published by Amphibious Training Base in 1945.
In the Library:
Learning the Ropes
Chapter VII of Skill in the Surf: A Landing Boat Manual, published by Amphibious Training Base in 1945.
Check Out
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? Learn about our Archives' holdings of records and personal paper
Research
Archival Records
Interested in the Navy's operational history? Learn about our Archives' holdings of records and personal paper
View
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.