Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Information
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.
OCTOBER
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1986 - USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is commissioned at Newport News, Va.
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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/e/ethan-allen-ii.html"><i>Ethan Allen</i> (SSBN-608)</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, Ethan Allen (SSBN-608).
Life in the Navy:
Plank Owner
A &quot;plank owner&quot; 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 Owner
A "plank owner" is an individual who was a member of the crew of a ship when that ship was placed in commission.
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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:
“ADMIRAL SCHEER”
OPERATIONS OF THE “ADMIRAL SCHEER” IN THE ATLANTIC AND INDIAN OCEANS, 23 October, 1940 - 1 April, 1941
In the Library:
“ADMIRAL SCHEER”
OPERATIONS OF THE “ADMIRAL SCHEER” IN THE ATLANTIC AND INDIAN OCEANS, 23 October, 1940 - 1 April, 1941
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.
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Historic Photos
Find images from throughout naval history in our growing online photo collection.