Naval Order of the United States
        New York Commandery

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Welcome to the New York Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States. The New York Commandery hosts a number of educational and social events throughout the year, and builds comradery between its companions in support of the naval services. Membership in the Naval Order is by invitation only. If you have an interest, join us at one of our events.

Monday, 6 November 2017

RADM Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature

18:30hrs - Reception
19:30hrs - Dinner and Award Presentation

Racquet & Tennis Club
370 Park Avenue
New York City
Reservations required* 
*We are sorry but we are unable to accommodate walk-ins the evening of the event

Black Tie / Military Mess Dress

The New York Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States 

Cordially invites you to it's annual

RADM Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature Dinner

Richard Snow, 2017 Awardee


The Monitor, The Merrimack 

and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History

Richard Snow was born in New York City and graduated with a B.A. from Columbia College in 1970. He worked at American Heritage magazine for nearly four decades and was its editor-in-chief for 17 years. He is the author of several books, among them two novels and a volume of poetry. Snow has served as a consultant for historical motion pictures --- among them Glory --- and has written for documentaries, including the Burns brothers’ Civil War, and Ric Burns’s award-winning PBS film Coney Island, whose screenplay he wrote. Most recently, he served as a consultant on Ken Burns’s World War II series, "The War." 

No single sea battle has had more far-reaching consequences than the one fought in the harbor at Hampton Roads, Virginia, in March 1862. The Confederacy, with no fleet of its own, built an iron fort containing 10 heavy guns on the hull of a captured Union frigate named the Merrimack. The North got word of the project, and, in desperation, built the Monitor, an entirely revolutionary iron warship. Richly illustrated with photos, maps, and engravings, IRON DAWN is the irresistible story of these incredible, intimidating war machines. Historian Richard Snow brings to vivid life the tensions of the time, explaining how wooden and ironclad ships worked, maneuvered, battled, and sank.

Naval Order Congres 2017

18-21 October

Jacksonville, Florida


Naval Order Congress 2016

Honolulu, Hawaii

Members of the New York Commandery attended the 2016 Congress at the Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Beach.  The event was enjoyed by all.  A most stirring visit to Pearl Harbor, where there was a wreath ceremony and casting of red rose petals over the USS Arizona.  View pictures.

New York Commandery Prayer

Courtesy of Companion Vic Campbell, ME3TV.COM