Wars and Conflicts of the United States Navy

Overviews of Naval History

Dates in American Naval History

A list of notable dates in naval history, arranged by month and day.

History of the United States Navy by Michael A. Palmer.

Used by permission of Charles Scribner's Sons, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Macmillan from Encyclopedia of the American Military, John E. Jessup, Editor in Chief. Vol. I, pp. 365-380. Copyright c 1994, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

Casualties: U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel killed and wounded in wars, conflicts and incidents with hostile forces, 1775-present.

Instances of Use of United States Forces Abroad, 1798 - 2004

This Library of Congress report lists instances in which the United States has used its armed forces abroad in situations of conflict or potential conflict or for other than normal peacetime purposes. It replaces the 1993 list previously published on this website and is intended primarily to provide a rough sketch survey of past U.S. military ventures abroad.

Naval History By Period

Documents on this home page are arranged chronologically for ease of access. The Battle Streamers contain a brief history of the Navy's role in the war, conflict or operation.

 Revolution, 1775-1783 Quasi-War, 1798-1801 Barbary Wars, 1801-1805, 1815 War of 1812, 1812-1815 Slave Trade Patrols, 1820-1861 Anti-Piracy Patrols, 1822-1830s Indian Wars, 1835-1842
Mexican War, 1846-1848 Civil War, 1861-1865 Spanish American War, 1898 Philippine Insurrection, 1899-1902 China Relief- Boxer Rebellion 1900-1901 Latin American Campaigns, 1906-1933 World War I, 1917-1918
Yangtze Service, 1926-27, 1930-32 China Service, 1937-39, 1945-57 World War II, 1941-1945 Cold War Korean Conflict, 1950-1954 Vietnam Service, 1962-1975 Desert Shield-Desert Storm, 1991

Post 1991 Conflicts