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U.S. Navy Ship Force Levels, 1890-1899

1886-1889 | 1890-1899 | 1900-1909 | 1910-1916 | 1910-1919 |
1920-1929 | 1930-1939 | 1940-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 
1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | 

DATE 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
BATTLESHIP           3 5 6 6 5
CRUISER 7 8 8 9 16 17 16 16 18 15
MONITOR   1 1 2 2 3 6 6 14 6
TORPEDO BOATS 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 12 15
STEEL GUNBOATS 5 7 7 9 10 10 11 14 34** 28
AUXILIARIES#   1 1 1 1 1 1 1 30 26
SCREW STEAMER 11 10 9 7 7 7 7 7 16 13
SCREW SLOOPS 10 10 8 7 6 6 5 4 4 3
GUNBOATS 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 10 25 20
SAILING VESSELS 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1***
STEEL NAVY 13 18 18 22 30 35 40 49 114 95
OLD NAVY 29 28 25 21 20 20 19 23 46 38
TOTAL ACTIVE 42 46 43 43 50 55 59 72 160 133
NOTES

  Spanish-American War, April-August 1898.

   First three battleships commissioned in 1895.

**    About 20 steel ships, converted to gunboats, were bought by the Navy in 1898 because of the war with Spain.

*** By the turn of the century, the only active sailing ship left in the Navy (the rest had become stationary receiving or training ships or had been transferred to State Militias or Marine Schools) was the bark Severn, used to train midshipmen at the Naval Academy in Annapolis.  The category is therefore closed.

#    Before the Spanish-American War, this category included the small freight carrier Fern.  For the wartime period and after, it covers colliers, supply ships, water supply ships, a transport, a hospital ship, and a refrigerator ship.

 
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