Naval History and Heritage Command

Life in the Navy
The Navy Seal
Learn the history behind the Navy seal.
Learn the history behind the Navy seal.
Resources for
Navy Veterans
Locate records related to military service, photos, deck logs, ship histories, and more.
Locate records related to military service, photos, deck logs, ship histories, and more.
APRIL
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1898 - President William McKinley orders the Navy to begin a blockade of Cuba and Spain, the beginning of the Spanish-American War.
Find
Ship Histories
Browse the <a href="https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs.html">Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships</a> to learn about ships from the earliest days of the Navy to the present. Click the Explore button below to learn about the DANFS ship of the week.
Browse the <a href="https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs.html">Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships</a> to learn about ships from the earliest days of the Navy to the present. Click the Explore button below to learn about the DANFS ship of the week.
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!
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What is CORDS?
 Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) was a strategy developed to end the Vietnam War by winning over the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese people.
Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) was a strategy developed to end the Vietnam War by winning over the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese people.
Research
Archival Records
Interested in the Navy&#39;s operational history? Learn about our Archives&#39; 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.