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Get To Know The Navy’s Commissioned Fleet Of Ships

The United States Navy is a mass of commissioned, non-commissioned, support and ready reserve ships equaling hundreds of boats. Some of the more well-known of these ships, like aircraft carriers and destroyers, only equal a small portion of the overall numbers. Here’s a quick look at the Navy’s commissioned fleet of ships.

Aircraft Carriers


The biggest of the ships, the aircraft carrier, is a sort of floating naval base. Aircraft carriers come in a variety of sizes from the supercarrier—the largest of all ships—to the fleet carrier, light carrier and escort carrier.

Amphibious Assault Ships


The amphibious assault ship is self-explanatory: it’s used in water military operations. The three types of amphibious assault ships including landing helicopter assault, landing helicopter dock and landing platform helicopter.

Amphibious Transport Dock


The amphibious transport dock is like a traveling marina. It helps transport troops and landing crafts.

Attack Submarines


The attack submarine is the hunter of the Navy’s commissioned fleet. Its sole purpose is to find and destroy enemy boats, made easy by its ability to swim beneath the surface.

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