The Daybook

The Daybook is the Hampton Roads Naval Museum's quarterly journal of local naval history. In each issue, this publication discusses the people, ships, and events that have made Hampton Roads the U.S. Navy's most important port. Starting with Volume 7, all Daybooks are in a PDF file. In order to read PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat reader which you can get for free from Adobe's web site.

The Daybook is available in print as a benefit of becoming a member of the Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation. Go to or call 757-445-9932 to learn about the Foundation, how to join, and the many other benefits of joining.

Topics of Previous Issues by Event Year (Print Format Only)

  • Virginia State Navy (1776-1782)
  • Battle off the Virginia Capes (1781)
  • USS Norfolk in the Quasi-War with France(1799-1801)
  • The Captains of USS Chesapeake (1799-1813)
  • President-Little Belt Affair (1811)
  • Battle of Craney Island (1813)
  • Decatur-Barron Duel (1820)
  • Lt. Hunter and His Horizontal Wheel (1838)
  • USS Dale in Africa (1857-1859)
  • Commodore McCauley (1861)
  • Rear Admiral S.P. Lee (1861-1865)
  • Fort Fisher (1864-1865)
  • Hampton Roads Naval Rendezvous (1893)
  • USS Maine Remembered (1898)
  • USS Nashville & The Cenfeugous Raid (1898)
  • USS Merrimac (1898)
  • Prinz Eitel Friedrich Incident (1915)
  • Beginnings of Naval Station Norfolk (1917)
  • North Sea Barrage (1918)
  • Building USS Wisconsin (1941-1943)
  • ONS Convoy Route in World War II (1942-1945)
  • Major League Baseball Players at Naval Operating Base Norfolk (1942-1945)