United States Navy

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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-6), 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

  • Albany-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Allen M. Sumner-class Destroyer
  • Arleigh Burke-class Guided Missile Destroyer
  • America-class Amphibious Assault Ship
  • Austin-class Landing Platform Dock
  • Avenger-class Mine Countermeasures Vessel
  • Bainbridge-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Baltimore-class Heavy Cruiser
  • Belknap-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Blue Ridge-class Command Ship
  • 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
  • Cyclone-class Coastal Patrol Vessel
  • Des Moines-class Heavy Cruiser
  • Emory S. Land-class Submarine Tender
  • Enterprise-class Supercarrier
  • Essex-class Aircraft Carrier
  • Farragut-class Guided Missile Destroyer
  • Fletcher-class Destroyer
  • Forrestal-class Aircraft Carrier
  • Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship
  • Galveston-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Garcia-class Frigate
  • Gearing-class Destroyer
  • Gerald R. Ford-class Supercarrier
  • Harpers Ferry-clas Dock Landing Ship
  • Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship
  • Kidd-class Guided Missile Destroyer
  • Kitty Hawk-class Aircraft Carrier
  • Knox-class Frigate
  • Leahy-clas Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Long Beach-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Los Angeles-class Nuclear Attack Submarine
  • Midway-class Aircraft Carrier
  • Nimitz-class Supercarrier
  • Ohio-class Ballistic/Guided Missile Submarine
  • Oliver Hazard Perry-class Guided Missile Frigate
  • Oregon City-class Heavy Cruiser
  • Providence-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • San Antonio-class Landing Platform Dock
  • Seawolf-class Nuclear Attack Submarine
  • Spruance-class Guided Missile Destroyer
  • Tarawa-class Amphibious Assault Ships
  • Ticonderoga-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Trenton-class Amphibious Transport Dock
  • Truxtun-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Virginia-class Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Virginia-class Nuclear Attack Submarine
  • Wasp-class Amphibious Assault Ship
  • Whidbey Island-class Amphibious Transport Dock
  • Wichita-class Heavy Cruiser
  • Zumwalt-class Guided Missile Destroyer

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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