Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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For the Fleet
Commonly Requested Information on Fleet Issues
Information
For the Fleet
Commonly Requested Information on Fleet Issues
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.
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1972 - Rear Adm. Samuel L. Gravely Jr. becomes the first African-American to achieve flag rank in the U.S. Navy.
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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/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/b/bogue-i.html"><i>Bogue (CVE-9)</i></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, Bogue (CVE-9).
Life in the Navy:
Navy Quotations
Discover, share, and learn the origins of some of the best-known Navy quotes and sayings
Life in the Navy:
Navy Quotations
Discover, share, and learn the origins of some of the best-known Navy quotes and sayings
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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.
In the Library:
Avoiding Submarines
Analysis of the Advantage of Speed and Changes of Course in Avoiding Attack by Submarine (1918)
In the Library:
Avoiding Submarines
Analysis of the Advantage of Speed and Changes of Course in Avoiding Attack by Submarine (1918)
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.