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Naval History

Coast Guard history - The official USCG history site
Naval history -  The official USN history site
Marine Corps history - The official USMC history site
Dictionary of American Navy Fighting Ships  (DANFS) -  Ship histories through 1980.
   

Frequently Asked Questions

Naval terminology A - M - Slang, jargon and other salty sailor talk
Naval terminology N - Z - Ditto
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WARNING - Sailor speak is graphic language and will be offensive to many.)
Military Personnel Records - National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) information on service records
American Battle Monuments Commission - Listings of U.S. war dead from Mexican War through Vietnam
 

Naval & Maritime Museums

National Naval Aviation Museum - Sea service aviation history
Maritime Museums - Robert Smith's online guide.
 

Sea Service Sites of Merit

  Joe Bauger's Aircraft Serial Numbers - Site lists serials and disposition if known of USCG aircraft.
  Coast Guard Aviation History - An extension of the Ancient Order of The Pterodactyl Association.
  Coast Guard Amateur Radio Club - No dues group of over 750 active, retired & former USCG who are ham radio ops.
   

Sea Service Merchandise

  The Coast Guardsman's Manual, 10th ed (Soft cover) - Buy the latest edition.
  New book recommendations and book search
  Pictures, Posters and Patches - We don't sell them but here are a few off site sources that may help