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Revision as of 16:26, 19 October 2012

The United States Navy has existed since the days of the American Revolutionary War. The first notable leader was John Paul Jones (July 6, 1747 – July 18, 1792). He is famous for the quote, "I have not yet begun to fight." spoken from his ship the Bon Homme Richard during a battle with the British ship, HMS Serapis, during the war.

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History

The first official ship commissioned by the United States under the Constitution was the Heavy Frigate USS Constitution which is still considered in active service in the United States Navy. The ship has the nickname of Old Ironsides a nickname that it received during an engagement with the British Frigate HMS Guerriere.

The navy has a long history in peacetime and war serving in many wars and conflicts and is the largest naval force in the world. It is most notable in being one of the major participants in the Pacific Theater of WWII. The most notable of the ships serving in that Theater was the USS Enterprise (CV-06), it serving in nearly every major engagement but two and is the most decorated ship in US Navy history. The Big E has the honor of being awarded the British Admiralty Pennant the only foreign ship to receive this decoration. The final act of WWII was the signing of the Japanese surrender on the deck of the USS Missouri.

Assets

The current US Navy has 239 combat vessels composed of 11 aircraft carriers, 22 cruisers, 60 destroyers, 29 frigates, 2 littoral combat ships, 32 amphibious warfare vessels, 71 submarines, 14 minesweepers, 11 patrol ships, and one technical research ship. The US Navy also has 88 support ships composed of 2 hospital ships, 4 salvage ships, 2 submarine tenders, 1 ammunition ship, 5 combat stores ships, 4 fast combat support ships, 15 replenishment oilers, 4 fleet oceran tugs, 11 large harbor tugs, 4 ocean surveillance ships, 4 container ships, 16 cargo ships, and 7 vehicle cargo ships.

The navy has warships ranging from the massive Nimitz-class supercarriers to small patrol ships. The navy has it's own aviation wing as well as it's own Special Forces Units(Navy SEALs.)

Classes of Warship

Current

  • Arleigh Burke-class Guided Missile Destroyer
  • America-class Amphibious Assault Ship
  • Austin-class Landing Platform Dock
  • Avenger-class Mine Countermeasures Vessel
  • Blue Ridge-class Command Ship
  • Bob Hope-class Vehicle Cargo Ship
  • Cyclone-class Coastal Patrol Vessel
  • Emory S. Land-class Submarine Tender
  • Enterprise-class Supercarrier
  • Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship
  • General Frank S. Besson-class Logistics Support Vessel
  • Gerald R. Ford-class Supercarrier
  • Hamilton-class Cutter
  • Harpers Ferry-clas Dock Landing Ship
  • Henry J. Kaiser-class Fleet Replenishment Oiler
  • Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship
  • Island-class Patrol Boat
  • Kilauea-class Ammunition Ship
  • Lewis and Clark-class Dry Cargo Ship
  • Los Angeles-class Nuclear Attack Submarine
  • Marine Protector-class Coastal Patrol Boat
  • Mercy-class Hospital Ship
  • Nimitz-class Supercarrier
  • Ohio-class Ballistic/Guided Missile Submarine
  • Oliver Hazard Perry-class Guided Missile Frigate
  • Polar-class Icebreaker
  • San Antonio-class Landing Platform Dock
  • Seawolf-class Nuclear Attack Submarine
  • Sentinel-class Cutter
  • Stalwart-class Ocean Surveillance Ship
  • Tarawa-class Amphibious Assault Ships
  • Ticonderoga-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Virginia-class Nuclear Attack Submarine
  • Wasp-class Amphibious Assault Ship
  • Watson-class Vehicle Cargo Ship
  • Whidbey Island-class Amphibious Transport Dock
  • Zumwalt-class Guided Missile Destroyer

Decommissioned

  • Alaska-class Large Cruiser
  • Albany-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Algol-class Fast Sealift Ship
  • Allen M. Sumner-class Destroyer
  • Atlanta-class Light Cruiser
  • Bainbridge-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Balao-class Submarine
  • Baltimore-class Heavy Cruiser
  • Barbel-class Submarine
  • Barracuda-class Submarine
  • Belknap-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Boston-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Brooke-class Guided Missile Frigate
  • Brooklyn-class Light Cruiser
  • California-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Charles F. Adams-class Guided Missile Destroyer
  • Cimarron-class Fleet Replenishment Oiler
  • Cleveland-class Light Cruiser
  • Colorado-class Battleship
  • Des Moines-class Heavy Cruiser
  • Essex-class Aircraft Carrier
  • Fargo-class Light Cruiser
  • Farragut-class Guided Missile Destroyer
  • Fletcher-class Destroyer
  • Forrestal-class Aircraft Carrier
  • Galveston-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Garcia-class Frigate
  • Gato-class Submarine
  • Gearing-class Destroyer
  • Grayback-class Guided Missile Submarine
  • Iowa-class Battleship
  • Independence-class Light Carrier
  • Iwo Jima-class Amphibious Assault Ship
  • Juneau-class Light Cruiser
  • Kidd-class Guided Missile Destroyer
  • Kitty Hawk-class Aircraft Carrier
  • Knox-class Frigate
  • Leahy-clas Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Lexington-class Aircraft Carrier
  • Long Beach-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Midway-class Aircraft Carrier
  • Monitor-class Monitor
  • Neosho-class Fleet Oiler
  • Nevada-class Battleship
  • New Mexico-class Battleship
  • New Orleans-class Heavy Cruiser
  • New York-class Battleship
  • North Carolina-class Battleship
  • Northampton-class Heavy Cruiser
  • Omaha-class Light Cruiser
  • Oregon City-class Heavy Cruiser
  • Pennsylvania-class Battleship
  • Pensacola-class Heavy Cruiser
  • Portland-class Heavy Cruiser
  • Providence-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Raleigh-clas Landing Platform Dock
  • Ranger-class Aircraft Carrier
  • Robert H. Smith-class Destroyer
  • Saipan-class Light Carrier
  • Sangamon-class Escort Carrier
  • Skate-class Nuclear Attack Submarine
  • Skipjack-class Nuclear Attack Submarine
  • South Dakota-class Battleship
  • Spruance-class Guided Missile Destroyer
  • St. Louis-class Light Cruiser
  • Sturgeon-class Nuclear Attack Submarine
  • Tang-class Submarine
  • Tench-class Submarine
  • Tennessee-class Battleship
  • Thresher-class Nuclear Attack Submarine
  • Trenton-class Amphibious Transport Dock
  • Truxtun-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Virginia-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Wasp-class Aircraft Carrier
  • Wichita-class Fleet Replenishment Oiler
  • Wichita-class Heavy Cruiser
  • Worcester-class Light Cruiser
  • Yorktown-class Aircraft Carrier
  • Wyoming-class Battleship

Aircraft of the United States Navy

  • E-1 Tracer
  • UH-1 Iroquois
  • C-2 Greyhound
  • E-2C/D Hawkeye
  • S-2 Tracker
  • EP-3E Aries II
  • P-3 Orion
  • S-3 Viking
  • SH-3 Sea King
  • F-4B/J Phantom II
  • A-6E Intruder
  • E-6 Mercury
  • EA-6B Prowler
  • KA-6E Intruder
  • A-7E Corsair II
  • F-8 Crusader
  • P-8 Poseidon
  • C-9 Skytrain II
  • C-12 Huron
  • F-14A/B/D Tomcat
  • F/A-18A/B/C/D Hornet
  • F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
  • EA-18G Growler
  • C-20 Gulfstream III
  • F-35B/C Lightning II
  • C-40 Clipper
  • CH-53D Sea Stallion
  • SH-60 Seahawk
  • C-130J Super Hercules
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