Navy History Highlights

  • USS Arleigh Burke launching missiles
    The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke launches Tomahawk cruise missiles to conduct strikes against ISIL targets. Arleigh Burke is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
  • New Hope Mission landing
    Rigid-hull inflatable boats arrive ashore at the New Hope Mission at Bonel, Haiti.
  • AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface tactical missiles
    U.S. Navy sailors inspect AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface tactical missiles on the flight deck of USS Enterprise in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • F/A-18C Hornet aircraft
    Two F/A-18C Hornet aircraft of Strike Fighter Squadron 74 fly above the Forrestal-class aircraft carrier USS Saratoga during Desert Shield.
  • Iranian frigate IS Sahand
    The Iranian frigate IS Sahand burns after being attacked by the Joseph Strauss and A-6s.
  • Human Relations Council at Fleet Activities
    Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., Chief of Naval Operations speaks with the Human Relations Council at Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan, July 2, 1971.
  • USS Forrestal on fire
    Crewmen aboard USS Forrestal battle flames amid smoke and charred debris on the after flight deck.
  • River Boat 117 under Attack at Night
    River Boat 117 under Attack at Night. Acrylic by John Steel.
  • P-3A Orion of Patrol Squadron VP-44
    A U.S. Navy P-3A Orion of Patrol Squadron VP-44 flies over the Soviet ship Metallurg Anosov and destroyer USS Barry during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • examining a cutaway model of the USS George Washington
    Rear Adm. William F. Rayborn and Adm. Arleigh A. Burke, Chief of Naval Operations, examine a cutaway model of the ballistic missile submarine USS George Washington.
  • USS Nautilus
    USS Nautilus. Watercolor painting on paper by Albert K. Murray.
  • Inchon Landing
    Inchon Landing. Colored pencil on paper by Herbert C. Hahn, 1951.
  • Leyte Gulf IJN Yamashira in Surigao Strait
    Leyte Gulf IJN Yamashira in Surigao Strait. Oil on wood by John Hamilton.
  • The Battle for Fox Green Beach
    The Battle for Fox Green Beach. Oil painting by Dwight C. Shepler.
  • The Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway. Oil painting by Robert Benney, 1943.
  • The Tokyo Raid
    The Tokyo Raid by U.S. Army B-25 Bombers. Oil painting by John Charles Roach.
  • USS California slowly sinking
    USS California slowly sinking alongside Ford Island as a result of bomb and torpedo damage.
  • USS Langley
    USS Langley at anchor off Christobal, Panama Canal Zone, March 1, 1930. She has 24 aircraft on her flight deck.
  • Chief Yeoman, USNRF
    Chief Yeoman, USNRF during World War I. Painting by Anne Fuller Abbott, 1925.
  • Great White Fleet in Magellan Strait
    Great White Fleet in Magellan Strait. Painting by Orlando S. Lagman.
  • Battle of Manila Bay
    Battle of Manila Bay. Painting by Frederick Bauer, 1910.
  • The Ironclads
    The Ironclads. Painting by Raymond Bayless.
  • Macdonough’s Victory on Lake Champlain
    Macdonough’s Victory on Lake Champlain. Watercolor by Edward Tufnell.
  • Burning of the Philadelphia
    Burning of the Philadelphia. Watercolor by Cdr. Eric C. C. Tufnell.
  • USS Constitution
    USS Constitution. Watercolor and gouache painting by Michele Felice Corne, 1803.
  • David Bushnell’s Turtle, First American Submarine
    David Bushnell’s Turtle, First American Submarine. Drawing by Lt. Francis Barber, 1875.
  • CNS Mosquito and CNS Fly
    CNS Mosquito and CNS Fly. Oil on canvas by William Nowland Van Powell, 1974.