June 11, 2020

What So Proudly We Hail

Fig. 1 USN 900243 United States Flag with 15 stars and 15 stripes. Used between 1 May 1795 and 1818, during The Quasi War with France, Tripolitan War, and The War of 1812. This type flag inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner. ...

June 9, 2020

Navy History Matters - June 9, 2020

050429-N-5526M-028 Gulf of Aden (April 29, 2005) - Sailors aboard the coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10) assist survivors rescued from the Gulf of Aden after their small vessel capsized 25 miles off the coast of Somalia. Eighty-nine people surv...

June 4, 2020

The Importance of Getting Navy Artifacts To the Public

USS Reno (CL 96), ready for launching, at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard, San Francisco, California, 23 December 1942. Courtesy of James Russell, 1972. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph....

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....

June 2, 2020

Navy History Matters - June 2, 2020

190312-N-UI104-0072 INDIAN OCEAN (March 12, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter comes in for a landing on the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) prior to a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). The...

May 26, 2020

Navy History Matters - May 26, 2020

William Sylvester White Jr, who was appointed to the rank of Ensign in the US Naval Reserve during World War 2, Chicago, Illinois, 1940. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)...

May 19, 2020

Navy History Matters - May 19, 2020

Welcome to Navy History Matters, our weekly compilation of articles, commentaries, and blogs related to history and heritage. Every week we'll gather the top-interest items from a variety of media and social media sources and then link you to related content at NHHC's website (history.navy.mil), your authoritative source for Navy history."On the

May 11, 2020

Final Resting Place of USS Nevada

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

May 8, 2020

Victory in Europe: Honoring Those Who Served

May 8th is Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day, which marks the day the Allies officially accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, thus ending World War II in Europe.This year's theme, "A Hard-Won Homecoming," highlights the courage and sacrifice of our troops in combat and of their loved ones at home. The Allied Victory in Europe

May 5, 2020

Navy History Matters - May 5, 2020

021110-N-0000X-002 China Lake, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2002) -- A Tactical "Tomahawk" Block IV cruise missile, conducts a controlled flight test over the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) western test range complex in southern California. During the secon...