Digital Collection of WWII Submarine War Patrol Reports Donated to Navy Department Library

On 3 April 2012, RADM William J. Holland, USN (Ret.), Vice President of the Naval Historical Foundation, presented a digital copy of hundreds of World War II Submarine War Patrol Reports to the Navy Department Library on behalf of retired EMC(SS) John Clear, USN. Accepting the donation was RDML Jay DeLoach, USN (Ret.), Director of

Into the Lion’s Den Exhibit: USS Rowan (DD 782)

We’re moving along rapidly with planning for the new Cold War Gallery exhibit, “Into the Lion’s Den.” The exhibit tells the story of the 1972 raid into Haiphong Harbor by four U.S. Navy warships to shell enemy shore positions. We’ve just received detailed engineering drawings for the exhibit, which have been submitted to Naval Facilities

Sub Exhibit at Cold War Gallery Formally Accepted by Under SECNAV

In a letter to Foundation President VADM Robert F. Dunn, USN (Ret), dated 21 March 2012, Undersecretary of the Navy Robert O. Work formally accepted the Covert Submarine Operations exhibit in the Cold War Gallery on behalf of the Department of the Navy. Construction of this exhibit was completed in 2011 by Design and Production,

19th Century Technology Center Becomes 21st Century Museum

By Caitlin Schettino, NHF Historical Services The Cold War Gallery of the U.S. Navy Museum is located in Building 70 on the Washington Navy Yard in southeast DC, overlooking the Anacostia River. In the early twentieth century the building housed the first naval towing tank facility. The Experimental Model Basin (EMB), the first in the

New Interview with Admiral Holloway: Operation Lion’s Den

. Thanks to our friends at Aerocinema: The Aviation Channel, we’re pleased to present a brand new 18 minute interview with Admiral James L. Holloway III, USN (Ret). The former CNO and Naval Historical Foundation Chairman Emeritus spoke at length about Operation Lion’s Den, a 1972 raid by four U.S. Navy warships into Haiphong Harbor

Naval History Sweeps Government History Book Prizes

At the Society For History in the Federal Government Awards Luncheon held at Archives II at College Park, MD on 21 March 2012, two monographs on naval history captured the prestigious George Pendleton Prize and Henry Adams Prize. George C. Daughan earned the Pendleton Prize for 1812: The Navy’s War (Basic Books, 2011). Daughan holds

STEM-H Fellowship Applications Due Friday, 29 March 2012

We want to remind teachers around the United States that applications for the Naval Historical Foundation 2012 STEM-H Fellowships are due next week: Thursday, 29 March. We are offering fellowships for high school teachers of science, technology, engineering, math and U.S. History to work in teams at the National Museum of the United States Navy

2012 Submarine Force History Seminar: OUTLAW SHARK

Submarine Force History Seminar: “OUTLAW SHARK – The Beginning of Over The Horizon Targeting” During World War II and into the Cold War, torpedoes remained the primary offensive weapon for American attack submarines. With the development of surface-to-surface missiles such as Harpoon and Tomahawk, the U.S. Navy’s undersea arm had the capability to hit targets

NHF Co-Sponsors SECNAV War of 1812 Commemoration Kickoff

Tuesday evening at the Library of Congress, the Naval Historical Foundation helped the Navy stage its formal kickoff for the 2012 War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. The event was hosted in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress’ Jefferson Building, by Librarian of Congress, Dr. James H. Billington and Secretary of the Navy the

USS Constitution Interactive Display Dedicated at National Navy Museum

On Monday 12 March, a new interactive display was dedicated at the National Navy Museum at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. The touch screen driven display gives museum visitors a chance to learn about the history of the commanding officers of the historic frigate USS Constitution. It was the brainchild of Dr. Jack London,

Lost Crew of Civil War Ironclad Comes to Life

By MC2 Gina Morrissette and MC1 Amy Kirk As part of the 150th Anniversary of the USS Monitor and the legendary Battle of Hampton Roads, the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., hosted a commemorative program in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office (NOAA) of National Marine Sanctuaries, the Naval History and

Renaissance: Relaunch of the International Journal of Naval History

By Dr. Gary E. Weir, Editor, IJNH (NOTE: This article originally appeared in the online International Journal of Naval History, hosted by the Naval Historical Foundation. Information on submission of scholarly articles to IJNH can be found on the new website at www.ijnhonline.org) Every once in a while we all need to make a change,

New Exhibit to be Built for Navy Museum’s Cold War Gallery

Design and Production, Inc., a leading builder of large, complex museum exhibits, has been contracted to build “Into the Lion’s Den,” a new Cold War Gallery exhibit at the U.S. Navy Museum. Scheduled for completion by June 2012 as commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the war in Vietnam begins, “Into the Lion’s Den” describes