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U.S. Naval History

When does a historical film go from "based on historical events" to total fiction? Historian Lawrence Suid critiques two war movies. [...] »

Two letters from 1800 Tripoli lead into a story of piracy, privateering, slavery, international politics, and war at sea and on land. [...] »

Learn the basic steps to building and commissioning a Navy vessel. [...] »

We all know the role of the wagon in westward expansion, but what of ships? [...] »

Delve into Wisconsin's maritime history. Discover the multiple ways in which water shaped the history of the state. [...] »

Who protects U.S. interests in international and domestic waters? [...] »

Who defends our seas, and how do they do it? Explore primary sources and more. [...] »

Teach U.S. Navy history using photographs, paintings, documents, oral histories, historical overviews, and more. [...] »

Explore the mid-Atlantic region with more than 1,852 maps created before 1850. [...] »