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The Loss of USS Saginaw

By Jeffery Bowdoin, Curator Branch Head, Naval History and Heritage Command. This month marks the 150th anniversary of the loss of the USS Saginaw and the tremendous voyage of five of her crew to seek help for their stranded shipmates. The USS Saginaw, the first ship built at the Mare …

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Curator Day 2020

By Jeffrey Bowdoin, Curator Branch Head, Naval History and Heritage Command 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 …

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Finding Treasure in the Archives

  Editor’s note: The Navy Archives collects, preserves, protects, and makes available official records and donated personal collections that best embody the U.S. Navy’s rich history and heritage for present and future generations. Collections often include a variety of materials, including letters, diaries, notebooks, speeches, scrapbooks, photographs and more. By: …

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The NHHC Conservation Branch – Small but Mighty

Story by Jim Caiella, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Just 18 months old, the Conservation Branch of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), has made its mark nationally. Already, the small four-person staff, led by branch head David Krop, has helped restore and conserve a very …

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NHHC Curators Preserve Enterprise Story

  From Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Fifty-five years after she first entered naval service, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will be officially decommissioned tomorrow. The Navy’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier has played a pivotal role in defending freedom around the world for more than a …

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