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Naval History & Heritage Command

The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) traces its lineage to 1794, when the Navy Department Library was established under the Naval Bureau, which was part of the War Department in Philadelphia. The NHHC, headed by the Director of Naval History, is an Echelon II command headquartered at the Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia.

"NHHC is responsible for preserving, analyzing, and disseminating U.S. naval history and heritage. It provides the knowledge foundation for the Navy by maintaining historically relevant resources and products that reflect the Navy's unique and enduring contributions through our nation's history and supports the fleet by assisting with and delivering professional research, analysis, and interpretive services. NHHC comprises many activities, including the Navy Department Library, the Navy Operational Archives, the Navy art and artifact collections, underwater archeology, Navy histories, 10 museums, the USS Constitution repair facility, and the historic ship Nautilus."

The NHHC has the following artifacts from USS Anchorage (LSD 36):

*NHHC/Navy Department Library will only accept an original cruise book for their collection, and because of copyright issues, will only photocopy portions of a book for personal use and not the entire book.

*Frank Arre, formerly with the Naval Historical Foundation, has access to the following cruise books for duplication: 1968-1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1989, and 1998. Thanks to shipmates Paul Vangoethem for providing the 1975 book and Dennis Pard for providing 1977 and 1980. I have been told there was no cruise book produced for the 2002 deployment. Frank does have access to 1972, 1990-1991, 1994, 1996, and 2001, but doesn’t think the quality of images are adequate for reproduction.

*If you have a cruise book for a year he does not have, or any of the not 'adequate for reproduction' years, Frank asks that you do one of two things, either donate the book outright or allow it to be copied and then returned to you. If donated, Frank would copy first, then turn it over to the Navy Department Library, who would send you a tax-deduction form. EMail Frank for more information.

Other artifacts from USS Anchorage (LSD 36):

TIP: When looking at a document, CNTRL F and typing ANCHORAGE or just LSD might direct you to relevant text faster

With reference to USS Anchorage (LSD 36):


If have questions or comments about the information found on this page, please EMail Michael.