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Twenty Years of Fostering Research on Naval Heritage: The NHHC Permitting Program

By Dr. Alexis Catsambis and Blair Atcheson, Naval History and Heritage Command, Underwater Archaeology Branch In May of 2000, the Navy established an archaeological research permitting program that promoted research into its historic ship and aircraft wrecks. Fifteen years later, the program was expanded to include all sunken and terrestrial …

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Final Resting Place of USS Nevada

By Retired Rear Adm. Samuel Cox, director Naval History and Heritage Command In 2016, I had the opportunity to participate in the remembrance ceremony for crew members of USS Nevada (BB 36). Today, we have news that Ocean Infinity and Search Inc., though their research and observation, have discovered the …

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The Search for the Kido Butai

Frank Thompson, Deputy Assistant Director for Collection Management  Naval History and Heritage Command Thompson looks over historical documents and records after the discovery of IJN Akagi. Courtesy PaulAllen.com During the first six months of the Pacific War in 1942, the Imperial Japanese Navy wielded one of the most fearsome weapons …

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