|In this section you will find information and links
articles about our Naval Heritage - uniforms, posters, command histories
and more. We will concentrate on the history of the Navy in San Diego
but will provide naval historical
items of interest that effected San Diego and the Sailors that served
Diego Becomes US property
If it wasn't for the Sloop-or-war Cyane, San Diego may well have been
part of Mexico today.
Read about it here!
The Navy and San Diego - Early 1900's.
San Diego Afloat Commands
Links to ships web sites are maintained on
our links page.
As we grow we'll be posting more historical information on the San
Diego area commands. There are several hundred US Navy commands located
in San Diego and this will be a large task.
Important Navy Facilities to the San Diego area
a San Diego command, this unique facility has a significant effect on
the Navy in San Diego. A short drive away - it is a facility worth
One of the first items a recruit learns about. Navy uniforms were
established on tradition of the sea services. Since the 1970's the
Navy's enlisted uniform has significantly changed several times. Dress
uniforms have gone from the traditional jumper and bell bottom pants to
a suit similar to the CPOs and Officers, and back again to the jumpers
and bell bottom pants. We are digitizing older uniform regulations and
posting them on our site. More
information here on Uniforms..
Posters have been used as recruiting tools since the late 1800's. We
have reproduced and posted a Navy publication about WWI posters and will
post more as time goes on. Collecting posters can be rewarding but the
buyer needs to aware that many posters are reproductions.