San Diego’s Navy


History of the Naval Presence in San Diego

San Diego’s Navy is the only exhibit depicting the remarkable history of the United States Navy in San Diego. From the visit of the “Great White Fleet” over 100 years ago, when the harbor was too shallow to accommodate the Navy’s large ships, San Diego has grown into the largest naval base in the Pacific. San Diego’s Navy uses hundreds of rare photos, artifacts and models to illustrate San Diego’s remarkable contribution to the nation’s defense and the navy’s extraordinary influence on this region.