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 celebrated and shared our many accomplishments and events over the years.We also share our trials, and there is no doubt that the global pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a time that demands strong leaders and unity.In the naval profession,
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 the 2020 Society for Historical Archaeology meetings. For myself, and some of my fellow graduate students from Texas A&M University's Nautical Archaeology Program, this presented a potential opportunity to visit USS Constitution, one of the original
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
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...
Nov. 27, 2019
"This is Dad's letter!"
Photo of Y3c Richard Calvin McVay submitted by his family to the United States Navy Memorial Log. McVay served from February 1944-April 1946....