Military Records

Online Publications on Naval Records and History

This section is a quick reference guide to articles and blogs published in the National Archives’ various social media outlets relating to the United States Navy.

Prologue Magazine:

Genealogical Notes - “The Story of the Female Yeomen during the First World War” (2006)

"Kamikazes! When Japanese Planes Attacked the U.S. Submarine Devilfish." (2014)

"Mission: Lifeguard - American Submarines in the Pacific Recovered Downed Pilots." (2014)

"Bakuhatai: The Reconnaissance Mission of the USS Burrfish and the Fate of Three American POWs." (2015)

"The Sacrifice of the USS Peary: The Story of a Doomed Navy Destroyer Is Found in Boxes of Burlap Bags." (2015)

"Silently. Quickly. By Sea, in Darkness: How U.S. Submarines Helped Special Troops Destroy Enemy Supply Lines in the Korean War." (2016)

"The Cocoanut Grove Revisited: U.S. Navy Records Document How 492 Died in Deadly Nightclub Fire 75 Years Ago." (2017)

Remembering Pearl Harbor by Lopez Matthews, Zachary Dabbs, and Eliza Mbughuni 

Text Message Blog at https://text-message.blogs.archives.gov/

Over 650 Newly Digitized Navy Deck Logs in the National Archives Catalog

Semper Fi

The Navy Deck Logs

Navy / Maritime Records at Archives I

The Navy Deck Logs: Personal Connection

Seamanship: A Report from the Navy Team 

Old Glory and the Representation of U.S. Territories

The Navy Deck Logs: Personal Experience

The Caledonia Company

Searching for a Shellback Ceremony in the Navy Deck Logs

Know Your Records: U.S. Navy Deck Logs

Know Your Records: U.S. Navy Muster Rolls and Personnel Diaries

The Curse of Hindsight: December 7, 1941

Haunted House Hijinks in the Highlands: Or Sailors in Trouble with Scottish Authorities

Miscellaneous Records: Pest Control

A Tale of Two Memos

The Death of a Lady: The USS Lexington (CV-2) at the Battle of the Coral Sea, Part I: The Log

The Death of a Lady: The USS Lexington (CV-2) at the Battle of the Coral Sea, Part II: Photographs

The Death of a Lady: The USS Lexington (CV-2) at the Battle of the Coral Sea, Part III: Battle Report

The Sinking of the Japanese Submarine I-1 off of Guadalcanal and the Recovery of its Secret Documents

The General Courts Martial of Lieutenant Commander Edward N. Little

Navy Nurse Sara M. Cox

The Closed Door of Justice: African American Nurses and the Fight for Naval Service

Over 650 Newly Digitized Navy Logbooks in the National Archives Catalog

The United States vs the Ship Bat: A Civil War Prize Case

The Kamikaze Attack on the USS Braine, May 27, 1945

The First Aeroplane Take Off from a Ship, November 14, 1910, Part I

The First Aeroplane Take Off from a Ship, November 14, 1910, Part II

Prepare for Collision! The Ramming of the USS Growler and a Japanese Gunboat

Pieces of History blog at https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/

New Online Exhibit The Old Navy Prints and Watercolors

Thanks WII Navy Veteran Paul Wittmer

Where was the Navy Born

The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

The World War II-Era Actress Who Invented Wi-Fi: Hedy Lamarr

The 1918 Boston Red Sox and World War I

 

Unwritten Record blog at https://unwritten-record.blogs.archives.gov/

Operation Hi-Jump Exploring Antarctic

Researching WWII Navy Ships

Spotlight on Veterans Navy Women in Parachute Rigger Training 

Their War Too US Women in the Military During World War II PT II

Family Ties Family Members in Service During World War II

Rescue from Fire Island

Education Updates blog at  https://education.blogs.archives.gov/

Working with Documents in Remembering WWI

Pearl Harbor Primary Sources & Teaching Activities

Post-WWII Teaching Resources

NARA Staff or Hosted Presentations

Session 4: Using National Archives Records to Research World War I Naval and Marine Corps Records for Genealogical Research

 

 

 

 

 

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