Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Life in the Navy:
Presidents Day
Learn about the six U.S. presidents who served in the Navy.
Life in the Navy:
Presidents Day
Learn about the six U.S. presidents who served in the Navy.
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.
FEBRUARY
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1942 - USS Truxtun (DD 229) and USS Pollux (AKS-2) sink during a heavy storm in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, with the loss of 204 lives.
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/p/pinckney--ddg-91-.html"><i>USS Pinckney (DDG-91)</i></a>.
Find
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, USS Pinckney (DDG-91).
In the Library:
Sinking of Housatonic
&quot;The Sinking of the USS<i>Housatonic</i> by the Submarine CSS <i>H.L. Hunley,</i> off Charleston, South Carolina, 17 February 1864&quot;—original U.S. Navy documents.
In the Library:
Sinking of Housatonic
"The Sinking of the USSHousatonic by the Submarine CSS H.L. Hunley, off Charleston, South Carolina, 17 February 1864"—original U.S. Navy documents.
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? 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.
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.