Across the Pacific

During the interwar years the U.S. Navy pushed the envelope in air travel as they prepared for wartime missions of long-range scouting, especially in the Pacific. Read about the first nonstop formation flight from San Francisco to Hawaii, in January 1934.

History: Naval Tattoos

The art of tattooing has been practiced in early societies worldwide for thousands of years.

Challenge Coins History

Today, we’ll explore the history of military challenge coins, examine their possible origins and where to purchase your very own USS Bowfin "Pearl Harbor Avenger" Coin.

Trident D5 Missile

Trident D5 Missile

A little behind-the-scenes peek into our museum renovation.

“Billie's Morning Bath." Sailors wash their goat mascot on board a U.S. Navy battleship, circa 1907-1908. This view may have been taken during the Great White Fleet world cruise.

Goats and the U.S. Navy

From being a food source to serving as a mascot, goats have a long history in the U.S. Navy.

Submarine Warfare Insignia - "Dolphins"

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.”

#HiddenHistory: USS Pogy (SS-266) Photos

We're sharing a few historical photos from the USS Pogy (SS-266) photo album -- These photos are not currently on display but are part of our #HiddenHistory series.