Naval History and Heritage
  • Battle of the Coral Sea

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    The Battle of the Coral Sea was the first time since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that the enemy’s seemingly relentless advance into the Pacific was checked. It was also the first major U.S. Navy fleet action against Japan and the first naval engagement in history in which the participating ships never sighted or fired directly at each other. Our first victory in the Pacific was hard fought, but largely forgotten. Until now. Show less
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    • Breaking the Barrier: Capt. Pete Tzomes - Duration: 3 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
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    • 6"/30 Caliber Gun from USS Maine (ACR 1) - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      The armored cruiser, or second class battleship, USS Maine (ACR-1) was armed with six 6-Inch/30 Caliber guns as her secondary armament in addition to the main battery of two twin 10-Inch/30 Caliber...
    • The History of the Naval Reserve - Duration: 8 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Since 1915, the Navy Reserve has answered the nation’s call in times of war and peace. This video is a brief summary of the last 100 years of Navy Reserve history. (U.S. Navy video by Lt. Cmdr. Che...
    • The History of Submarines - Duration: 108 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Submarines have a long history in the United States, beginning with Turtle, during the American Revolution. The world’s first combat submarine, invented by David Bushnell, was devised as a means of...
    • Naval Act of 1794 - Duration: 5 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Restoring readiness, increasing lethality, building capacity.
      Phrases like these read off like the bullet points to a new and futuristic naval strategy.
      But in reality, these concepts are a return ...
    • Vietnam Veterans Day - Duration: 3 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Between the years 1964 and 1973, 3,403,000 Americans deployed to southeast asia. Among them, 1.8 million served as Sailors.

      National Vietnam War Veterans Day is an American holiday observed annual...
    • Cannon Restoration - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      Restoring artifacts takes time and patience. In this video, Shanna Daniel, an archeological conservator with the Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archeology Branch, explains how this t...
    • USS Macon Airship wreckage - Duration: 3 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      USS Macon (ZRS 5), a U.S. Navy Akron-class rigid airship, sank on February 12, 1935 off the coast of California in what is now the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. USS Macon’s wreck site con...
    • Dahlgren Leg - Duration: 3 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      During the American Civil War, prosthetics advanced greatly, allowing men like Ulrich Dahlgren, son of Adm. John Dahlgren, to return to the fight even after losing his leg. Unfortunately, Ulrich's ...
    • U.S. Navy World War I Landing Party - Duration: 3 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      Up until the 1970s, Sailors would sometimes assume the role of the infantry during beach landings, known as a "landing party." Occasionally, these Sailors would also provide land-based artillery su...
    • The Navy Medal of Honor - Duration: 91 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      The Navy and Marine Corps' Medal of Honor is our country's oldest continuously awarded decoration, even though its appearance and award criteria has changed since it was created for enlisted men by...
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    "On This Day" recounts the most important events in US Navy history
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