Traditionally, the focus has been on direct combat between ships at sea, rather than the use of ships to transport armies or military supplies, although frequently naval strategy hinges on the need to protect transport shipping. Recent writing in naval history has expanded the scope of the subject to include the full range of issues associated with navies, including matters of technology, finance, bureaucracy, social history, shipbuilding, supply, and logistics.
- Naval history of nations and empires
- Bibliography of early American naval history
- Bibliography of 18th-19th century Royal Naval history
- List of naval battles
- Maritime timeline
- History of ship transport
- Category:Naval historians, list of naval historians
- Naval History & Heritage Command
- Naval Historical Foundation
- National Museum of the U.S. Navy
- Hampton Roads Naval Museum
- Naval History Research Center - Sorbonne University (France, Paris) (French)
- Great Lakes Naval Museum
- National Naval Aviation Museum
- Naval Museum of Armament and Technology
- Naval Undersea Museum
- Naval War College Museum
- Puget Sound Navy Museum
- Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
- U.S. Navy Seabee Museum
- Submarine Force Library & Museum
- U.S. Naval Academy Museum
- U.S. Navy Supply Corps Museum
- Navy Art Collection
- USS Constitution "Old Ironsides"
- Royal Navy History, extensive source of Royal Naval History.
- International Journal of Naval History, A Global Forum for Naval Historical Scholarship, an e-journal.
- Naval-History.Net, Naval History of the 20th Century, World Wars 1, 2, post-war and Falklands War - navies, ships, ship losses, casualties.
- Ottoman Naval History, extensive source of Turkish Naval History.