The "Online Library of Selected Images" was created by the U.S. Naval Historical Center in 1998 as an online resource for photographs of U. S. Navy ships and other topics in U. S. naval history, and many thousands of photographs were added over the next decade. The Naval Historical Center was renamed the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) in December 2008.
As of this writing, no ship photographs have been posted on the Naval History and Heritage Command's
"Online Library of Selected Images" since April 2009.
One important album was added in 2011, the Bureau of Ships' "Spring Styles" Book # 1 (1911-1925),
joining Book # 3 (1939-1944) which was posted in 2005.
A mirror version of this official U.S. Navy website is available on the well-known documentary HyperWar website as part of HyperWar's project of ensuring widespread and reliable public access to materials concerning American history. It duplicates the entire content of the "Online Library of Selected Images" as it existed in April 2009, is maintained entirely with private means, and has no official association with the U.S. Navy or any other component of the United States Government.
The HyperWar site has continued to be updated with new ship images through at least February 2011.
The "Spring Styles" Book # 1 is not on the HyperWar site.
You may go to either version of the "Online Library of Selected Images" by using the links below.
NHHC's official "Online Library of Selected Images"
HyperWar's mirror "Online Library of Selected Images"