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  • Dazzle Paint Ship Camouflage Designs

    history.navy.mil 12 Sep '17, 12pm

    Discovery of enemy ships at sea in the era before the development of radar depended on visual sightings, sound ranging of artillery shots, or radio signal direction finding. Ultimately, the latter two depended on visual sightings to confirm their accuracy, so navies began experimentin...

  • 80-G-288128

    history.navy.mil 23 Aug '17, 1pm

    Leadership Director Deputy Former Directors Organization Functional Specialties Who We Are Command Origins Services & Policies Deck Log Access Decommissioning and Disestablishing Library Services Reference Assistance Research Permits for Sunken & Terrestrial Military Craft Scanning, C...

  • #Weekend: 75 years ago this week, President Roosevelt signed the act establishing the #WAVES:

    The WAVES' 75th Birthday

    history.navy.mil 07 Aug '17, 2pm

    What are the WAVES and why should they be celebrated? If you are like most, many images may come to mind, including actual waves of water. The quick answer is on 30 July 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Public Law 689 creating the women’s reserve as an integral part of...

  • #OTD The Guadalcanal Campaign begins Learn more

    Solomons Campaign: Guadalcanal

    history.navy.mil 07 Aug '17, 2pm

    The 7–8 August 1942 landings on the eastern Solomons islands of Guadalcanal and Tulagi were the U.S. Navy's first offensive amphibious operation in the Pacific. It was to turn into a six-month-long seesaw campaign that pitted ships and aircraft of the U.S. Navy and ground and air unit...

  • Colors of the Nation – flag

    history.navy.mil 14 Jun '17, 4pm

    The African American Experience in the U.S. Navy Women in the U.S. Navy Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. Navy Hispanic Americans in the U.S. Navy Contributions of American Indians to the U.S. Navy Naval Service of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Personnel

  • Establishment by Congress of the Navy Hospital Corps, 6/17/1898

    history.navy.mil 17 Jun '17, 3pm

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of American in Congress assembled , That a hospital corps of the United States Navy is hereby established, and shall consist of pharmacists hospital stewards, hospital apprentices (first class), and hospital...

  • 80-G-473733

    history.navy.mil 05 Aug '17, 11am

    The African American Experience in the U.S. Navy Women in the U.S. Navy Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. Navy Hispanic Americans in the U.S. Navy Contributions of American Indians to the U.S. Navy Naval Service of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Personnel

  • 80-G-351755

    history.navy.mil 05 Aug '17, 12pm

    (Japanese heavy cruiser, 1927) Scene from alongside the sunken ship's port side, at Kure, Japan, 9 October 1945. This view looks up at the forward superstructure and bridge area, showing the main battery gun director, foremast, radar installations, a boat davit, and the forward smokes...

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