History of a ship

Is there any site that you can go to to trace the history of a military ship that you served on (when it was commissioned, in service, decommissioned, possible photographs, etc.)?

Wikipedia wouldn’t be a bad place to start.

US Navy?


Or are you looking for something put together by the Defense Department?

Or http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/

Try this for pictures:


That too.

That’s a good one.