Nov. 1, 2019

The History of Navy Rank (or Rate): Enlisted Personnel

From left, Seaman, Lieutenant, and Petty Officer....

Nov. 1, 2019

The History of Navy Rank: Warrant Officers

Showing from left: Private, Drummer (Marine Corps), Warrant Officer, Musician, Chief Petty Officer (Master-at- Arms), Private (Marine Corps), Corporal (Marine Corps). Lithograph by Werner, copyright in 1899 by The Werner Company.To outsiders, especially members of the non-maritime services, the U.S. Navy's unique rank structure can be confusing.

Nov. 1, 2019

The Search for the Kido Butai

Thompson looks over historical documents and records after the discovery of IJN Akagi....

Oct. 28, 2019

USS Constitution Marks 10 Years as America's Ship of State

George Ropes, Jr. 1813 Oil on Panel, USS Constitution vs. HMS Guerriere, USS Constitution Museum Collection...

Oct. 25, 2019

How Fragile Is The Line That Lashes Us To Our Past - Remembering Taffy 3

Watercolor by Commander Dwight C. Shepler, USNR, depicting an episode during the torpedo attacks by the TG 77.4.3 ("Taffy 3") destroyer screen. Ships present are (left to right): Japanese battleships Nagato, Haruna, and Yamato, with salvo (Japanese s...

Oct. 24, 2019

Crossing the Streams: Popular Culture and Naval Aviation

Staff from the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) have presented at Pensacon for the last four years, showcasing historical stories and artifacts from our collections.

Oct. 18, 2019

A Summer Spent Under Glass

A great find in an archive is often the result of a daunting and sometimes even an overwhelming project, in this case, the rehousing of the entire glass plate negative collection in the photo archive at the Naval History and Heritage Command.The rehousing project began in advance of the archive branch's impending move to a new storage facility on

Oct. 10, 2019

Hitting Print: 3D Printing Exhibit at Puget Sound Navy Museum

The Puget Sound Navy Museum's newest exhibit, Hitting Print: Navy On Board With 3D Printing, explores the world of 3D printing, the next frontier of manufacturing.The U.S. Navy uses 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, to produce everything from tiny plastic clips to large scale proof of concepts of submarine hulls. Sailors print

Sept. 27, 2019

Lake Michigan's Naval Aviation History

With retractable landing gear, folding wings, and dive-bombing capabilities handy for attacking enemy ships, the Chance Vought, designed SB2U was tailor-made for carrier ops. U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE PHOTO ARCHIVE...

Sept. 6, 2019

Today's Midshipman Must Be Tomorrow's Jack Crawford

The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) is hosting a true American hero Friday and helping him celebrate his 100th birthday. In December 1941, Midshipman First Class (a college senior) John "Jack" W. Crawford may have had doubts he'd see his next birthday. In ...