Oliver Hazard Perry
United States Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (August 23, 1785 – August 23, 1819) was an American naval commander, born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. He was the son of USN Captain Christopher R...
All Hands
All Hands Magazine of the U.S. Navy was a monthly published magazine of the United States Navy for its sailors (ISSN 0002-5577). It had been published since August 1922 under different names; the rece...
Uriah P. Levy
Uriah Phillips Levy (April 22, 1792 – March 26, 1862) was a naval officer, real estate investor, and philanthropist. He was a veteran of the War of 1812 and the first Jewish Commodore of the United St...
Flag of the United States Navy
The flag of the United States Navy consists of the seal of the U.S. Department of the Navy in the center, above a yellow scroll inscribed "United States Navy" in dark blue letters, against a dark blue...
Beer day
Beer Day is the term applied to an event where a US Navy or Military Sealift Command vessel's personnel are issued, and authorized to consume, beer.
Beginning in 1794 the US congress authorized a ...
Fleet Week
Fleet Week is a United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard tradition in which active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a variety of maj...
First Navy Jack
The First Navy Jack is the current U.S. jack authorized by the United States Navy. The design is traditionally regarded as that of the first U.S. naval jack flown in the earliest years of the republi...
Alfred Thomas Agate
Alfred Thomas Agate (February 14, 1812 in Sparta, New York – January 5, 1846 in Washington, D.C.) was a noted American artist, painter and miniaturist.Agate lived in New York from 1831 to 1838. He st...
Broadside (comic strip)
Broadside is a weekly, single-panel comic published in the Navy Times since 1986, and written by Jeff Bacon. The humor is very specifically directed at United States Navy personnel, and considered nea...
Steel Beach Picnics
Steel Beach Picnics are a tradition in the United States Navy. They are often department-sponsored barbecues held on the deck of the ship, hence the name "steel beach". Often held on the flight deck o...
Breakaway music
Breakaway music is a modern U.S. Naval tradition used to motivate sailors upon the conclusion of underway replenishment UNREP, although using breakaway music is at the discretion of the Captain, and n...
Eternal Father, Strong to Save
"Eternal Father, Strong to Save" is a hymn traditionally associated with seafarers, particularly in the maritime armed services. Written in 1860, its author William Whiting was inspired by the dangers...
Anchors Aweigh
"Anchors Aweigh" is the fight song of the United States Naval Academy, and as a result, the song is strongly associated with the United States Navy. It was composed in 1906 by Charles A. Zimmermann wi...
Haze gray and underway
Haze gray and underway is a United States Navy saying that refers to surface ships in arduous duty at sea, in contrast to submarines or naval units in ceremonial roles or in port. It is a term of tr...
Jack of the United States
The jack of the United States of America is a maritime flag representing United States nationality flown on the jackstaff in the bow of American vessels that are moored or anchored. The U.S. Navy is a...
Noncommissioned officer's creed
In the United States, the Noncommissioned Officer's Creed, shortened to NCO creed, is a tool used to educate and remind enlisted leaders of their responsibilities and authority, and serves as a Code o...
Battle of Lake Erie
The Battle of Lake Erie, sometimes called the Battle of Put-in-Bay, was fought on 10 September 1813, in Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio during the War of 1812. Nine vessels of the United States Navy d...