- Historic Sites
Navy Ship Model Collection (Naval Surface Warfare Center)
The largest of the Navy's five systems commands, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) engineers build and support America's Fleet of ships and combat systems. Accounting for nearly one-fifth of the Navy's budget, NAVSEA manages more than 150 acquisition programs and has more than 53,000 civilian and military employees at 33 activities in 16 states.
NAVSEA's Warfare Center Enterprise is comprised of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC). With eight Surface Warfare and two Undersea Warfare sites across the United States, the Warfare Centers supply the technical operations, people, technology, engineering services and products needed to equip and support the fleet and meet the warfighters' needs. The Warfare Centers are the Navy's principal research, development, test and evaluation (RTD&E) assessment activity for surface ship and submarine systems and subsystems. In addition, the Warfare Centers provide depot maintenance and in-service engineering support to ensure the systems fielded today perform consistently and reliably in the future.
Carderock is the Navy's center of excellence for ships and ship systems. For over 100 years, Carderock has helped preserve and enhance the nation's presence on and under the seas. Carderock is the full-spectrum research and development, test and evaluation, engineering, and Fleet support organization for the Navy's ships, submarine, military watercraft, and unmanned vehicles with insight into new concepts and technologies for the Navy Fleet of the 21st Century. The Division's expertise spans more than 40 disciplines, from electrical and mechanical engineering to computer engineering and physics.
This online collection includes a number of historic ship models, such as the USS Maine and the USS California.