Scene on board USS Yorktown (CV-5), shortly after she was bombed.

Battle of Midway - 78 Years Ago

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The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that took place on 4–7 June 1942, six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea.  [...]

#HiddenHistory: Bowfin's Launching Ribbon

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Featuring USS Bowfin (SS-287) souvenir launching ribbon. This item is not currently on display but is part of our #HiddenHistory series. [...]

Submarine Warfare Insignia - "Dolphins"

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Symbols can hold great meaning; think of the American flag or the logo of your favorite sports team. For Submariners, it’s the submarine warfare insignia or their “dolphins.” [...]

How We Acquire Artifacts - Featuring: HURL

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Find out where and how we acquire the artifacts in our collections. Featuring a light from Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratories (HURL).  [...]

Navajo - The Unbreakable Code

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During World War II, the Marine Corps used one of the thousands of languages spoken in the world to create an unbreakable code: Navajo. [...]

#HiddenHIstory: Nautilus (SSN-571) Pressure Hull

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Featuring a piece of USS Nautilus (SSN-571) pressure hull. Given to USS Bowfin Submarine museum as a commemorative item. This item is not currently on display but is part of our #HiddenHistory series. [...]

PPE and Protecting Collections

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Why personal protective equipment (ppe), is important when working with fragile and dangerous materials. [...]

75th Anniversary OF V-E Day

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We are commemorating the 75th anniversary Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day); the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied forces on May 8 1945 which ended World War II in Europe.  [...]

Free Coloring Pages

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Enjoy either of our two FREE coloring pages.  Color them for fun or, for a chance to be featured on our Instagram page.  [...]