Naval History and Heritage Command

Starting with the anniversary of the first U.S. Navy combat operation of the war on May 4, 2017, through the anniversary of Armistice Day on November 11, 2018, the Naval History and Heritage Command will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Navy’s experiences in World War I.

The focal point of the command’s efforts will be this website page. Throughout the multi-year commemoration, material will be added on a regular basis with the ultimate goals of:

  • Honoring the history and heritage of the U.S. Navy during World War I.
  • Recognizing the contributions of Navy veterans, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
  • Educating the American public on the importance of the U.S. Navy in defending the United States through the context of Navy actions during the war.

Within this section you will be able to view photographs, art, artifacts, archival material, and publications covering all aspects of the Navy’s experiences during the war. Material is generally organized by topic. As the commemoration continues, more material will be added to highlight the important events associated with operations in the Great War.