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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1912 - Lt. Theodore G. Ellyson, the first U.S. Navy officer to qualify as an airplane pilot, tests the Navy's first C-1 flying boat at Hammondsport, N.Y.
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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/content/history/nhhc/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/b/bon-homme-richard-ii.html"><i>Bonhomme Richard</i> (CV-31)</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, Bonhomme Richard (CV-31).
Life in the Navy:
Chaplain Corps
The history of the Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Navy parallels the history of the Navy, itself
Life in the Navy:
Chaplain Corps
The history of the Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Navy parallels the history of the Navy, itself
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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:
Errand of Mercy
The Voyage of the Jamestown on Her Errand of Mercy
In the Library:
Errand of Mercy
The Voyage of the Jamestown on Her Errand of Mercy
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.