10 Facts About US Navy

1. The US Navy operates three types: ballistic missile submarines, guided missile submarines, and attack submarines.

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2. The US Navy has approximately a dozen in active service, which are mainly used in the littoral regions of the Persian Gulf, but have been used for home port patrols and drug interdiction missions.

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3. In March 2014, the US Navy started counting self-deployable support ships such as minesweepers, surveillance craft, and tugs in the "battle fleet" in order to reach a count of 272 as of October 2016, and it includes ships that have been put in "shrink wrap".

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4. The US Navy previously operated nuclear-powered cruisers, but all have been decommissioned.

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5. In 2007, the US Navy joined with the US Marine Corps and US Coast Guard to adopt a new maritime strategy called A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower that raises the notion of prevention of war to the same philosophical level as the conduct of war.

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6. The US Navy conducted various combat operations in the Persian Gulf against Iran in 1987 and 1988, most notably Operation Praying Mantis.

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7. At its peak, the US Navy was operating 6,768 ships on V-J Day in August 1945.

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8. The US Navy participated in many significant battles, including the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Midway, the Solomon Islands Campaign, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and the Battle of Okinawa.

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9. The US Navy established itself as a player in United States foreign policy through the actions of Commodore Matthew Perry in Japan, which resulted in the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854.

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10. The US Navy conducted the US military's first large-scale amphibious joint operation by successfully landing 12,000 army troops with their equipment in one day at Veracruz, Mexico.

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