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June 3, 2020

Great Lake: The Fascinating History of NNSY's World War II Aircraft Carrier USS Lake Champlain

CDR. Alan Shepard steps out of Freedom Seven aboard USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39), 5 May 1961....

May 11, 2020

Final Resting Place of USS Nevada

Photo courtesy of Ocean Infinity/SEARCH, Inc....

April 27, 2020

Curator Day 2020

USS Comfort (AH 6) Pennant (NHHC 2019.075.005): This pennant is from the former USS Comfort (AH 6), the second of three hospital ships to bear that name. The Curator Branch collects a wide variety of material to include rare textiles such as this. T...

April 15, 2020

The Epidemic Fighters: The Origin of Navy Preventive Medicine Units

A Navy medical officer and corpsmen with Fleet Epidemic Disease Control Unit No. 1 (FEDCU No. 1) accompany a Korean Navy officer and civilians through a village to a hut where sick children are in isolation, June 1952. The location may be the village...

March 31, 2020

Answering the Call: Stateside Deployments of U.S. Navy Hospital Ships

Hospital ward aboard USS Relief (AH-1) in the 1920s. (BUMED Archives, 09-5066-183)...

March 30, 2020

Weathering the Storm Aboard USS Constitution

On behalf of the crew of USS Constitution, thank you to our partners, fans, and supporters who have

March 25, 2020

Attack on Amphibious Assault Ship LSM(R)-188: A Lesson in Courage

Leaping from their launchers like racehorses from the starter's barrier, a salvo of rockets heads towards a distant target as a Navy LSM(R) (Landing Ship Medium (Rocket)) undergoes drills. Light and mobile, but packing a terrific punch, rockets have ...

Feb. 11, 2020

Amidst the Timbers of a Storied Past: Nautical Archaeologists Visit Constitution

In early January 2020, I and many of my fellow archaeologists gathered in Boston, Massachusetts for

Dec. 31, 2019

2019 Year in Review

Dr. Nicklas Pisias, a professor emeritus at Oregon State University, is the 2018 recipient of the Maurice Ewing Medal, sponsored jointly by the U.S. Navy and the American Geophysical Union. Pisias helped create the field of paleoceanography--the stud...

Dec. 12, 2019

When Caroline Kennedy Last Christened a Ship in the Name of Her Father

191207-N-PG550-1463 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Dec. 7, 2019) Caroline Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy's daughter, former ambassador to Japan, and sponsor of the Ford-class aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), christens the ship, Dec. 7, 2019. US...