NHHC Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Naval Railway Gun

September 6, 2018 – The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) held a commemoration ceremony for the 100th anniversary of the first combat firing of the naval railway gun, Sept. 6. The ceremony took place at Admiral Willard Park at the Washington Navy Yard where on display is a naval railway gun still mounted on a railway carriage. Master Chief Yeoman Nathaniel Colding, senior enlisted leader at NHHC, was the master of ceremonies for the event and shared the history of the naval railway gun with the guests in attendance.…

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Navy Completes Vietnam War Book Series

The US Navy published the final entry, End of the Saga: The Maritime Evacuation of South Vietnam and Cambodia, in its nine-book series titled The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War, officials announced Sept. 21. Interested readers can download a free digital copy from the Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) website here: www.history.navy.mil/vietnambooks or purchase a hard copy from the Government Printing Office (GPO). Written by Malcolm Muir Jr., End of the Saga discusses the service and sacrifice of the American Sailors and Marines and how they saved thousands…

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US Navy Completes Review of Initial Survey Data from World War II Cruiser Wreck Site

February 13, 2017 – The Naval History and Heritage Command has completed a review of initial data acquired from a multi-beam sonar survey of the wreck of World War II cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), Navy officials announced Feb. 13. In December, the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) and the National Research Centre of Archaeology Indonesia/Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Nasional (ARKENAS) conducted a remote-sensing survey of the wreck sites of Royal Australian navy light cruiser HMAS Perth (D29) and Houston. Both ships were lost in battle during World War II at Sunda…

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