Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Life in the Navy:
Plank Owners
A "plank owner" is an individual who was a member of the crew of a ship when that ship was placed in commission.
Life in the Navy:
Plank Owners
A "plank owner" is an individual who was a member of the crew of a ship when that ship was placed in commission.
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.
JANUARY
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1800 - Capt. Thomas Tingey is ordered to duty as the first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard.
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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 Fighting Ships (DANFS)</a> is a historical listing of U.S. naval ships. Click the Explore button below to learn about the DANFS ship of the week, <i>Jallao </i> (SS-368).
Find
Ship Histories
Compiled like an encyclopedia, the Dictionary of American Fighting Ships (DANFS) is a historical listing of U.S. naval ships. Click the Explore button below to learn about the DANFS ship of the week, Jallao (SS-368).
In the Library:
7th Amphibious Force
Command History of the 7th Amphibious Force:  &quot;Its strength and its success derived from the qualities of the individuals who composed it - foresight, courage, indefatigable energy, resourceful 'know-how', the will to endure danger and suffering and hardship.&quot;
In the Library:
7th Amphibious Force
Command History of the 7th Amphibious Force: "Its strength and its success derived from the qualities of the individuals who composed it - foresight, courage, indefatigable energy, resourceful 'know-how', the will to endure danger and suffering and hardship."
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.