Ships and events featured in the 2022 edition include:
USS Seadragon (SSN 584)
The submarine USS Seadragon made two transits from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean via the Northwest Passage.
Capture of HM Ships Cyane and Levant by the US Frigate Constitution, Atlantic Ocean off Africa
Captain Charles Stewart in USS Constitution defeated and captured two British men-of-war off Africa on February 20, 1815.
In March 1862, war at sea was forever changed when USS Monitor fought CSS Virginia to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads. The era of wooden warships was coming to an end.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In this image, USS Iowa is shown as part of the North Atlantic Squadron making a port call early in 1907.
Death of the Shoho
In May 1942, the United States Navy won the first major naval engagement in history fought without opposing surface ships being in sight of one another—the Battle of the Coral Sea.
Dive Bombing Japanese Carriers
watched the attacks on the Imperial Japanese Navy’s aircraft carriers during the June 1942 Battle of Midway
PBR Patrol in the Delta
Most often used in the Mekong Delta and Saigon River, these PBRs (Patrol Boats, River) would be used to insert and extract Navy SEALs conducting covert missions.
USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere
This epic battle in August 1812, saw the victory of the United States Navy over the Royal Navy off the coast of Canada
U.S. Naval Convoy, WWI
A troop transport and U.S. Navy destroyer from a U.S. convoy, emblazoned with “dazzle” pattern camouflage to confuse lurking German U-boats, plow through the stormy North Atlantic.
The Destroyer Man
Staring out into the vast Pacific Ocean, a sailor stands on the fantail of USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717).
Guns of November, USS New Jersey (BB 62)
USS New Jersey navigates through heavy seas and storm clouds after the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific during World War II.
An American Navy cruiser is silhouetted on the horizon after a long, cold night in the Sea of Japan during the Korean War in 1951.
About the Naval Historical Foundation
Ninety years ago, Commodore Dudley Knox wrote an article titled “Our Vanishing History and Traditions.” His criticism
of “glaring deficiencies” in collecting and preserving the Navy’s records caused a stir, and in 1926, resulted in creation
of the Naval Historical Foundation under the sponsorship of the Secretary of the Navy. From its initial focus on safeguarding the material culture of the Navy, the foundation has developed into an educational non-profit organization that preserves and promotes the full range of naval history.
Today, besides supporting the Navy’s historical programs (particularly, the Navy Museum and the Navy Art Collection,
which are components of the Naval History and Heritage Command), the foundation collects the oral histories and
memoirs of veterans from World War II to the Cold War, publishes monographs, and sponsors conferences on naval history topics.