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U.S. Navy Active Ship Force Levels, 1920-1929

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 | 

01 July each year

DATE 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
BATTLESHIPS 26 22 19 18 18 18 15
(3rc)
15
(3rc)
16
(2rc)
16
(2rc)
MONITORS, COASTAL 1 2@ - -
CARRIERS, FLEET - - - - 1 1 1 1 3 3
CARRIERS, ESCORT - - - - - - - - - -
CRUISERS 27 10 12 13 16 18 18 16 16 16
DESTROYERS 189 68
(208rc )
103 103 103 105 106 106 106 103
FRIGATES - - - - - - -
SUBMARINES 58 69
(11rc)
82
(7rc)
69
(5rc)
77
(3rc)
76
(3rc)
80 77 77 80
MINE WARFARE 48 50
(8rc)
36 38 39 40 39 40 40 37
PATROL 45 59
(1rc)
43 41 37 37 37 32 33 32
AUXILIARY 173 104 83 82 73 71 69 68 68 68
RIGID AIRSHIPS - - - - 1 2 1 1 1 1
TOTAL ACTIVE 567 384
(228rc)
379
(7rc)
365
(5rc)
376
(3rc)
370
(3rc)
368
(3rc)
357
(3rc)
360
(2rc)
356
(2rc)
SURFACE WARSHIPS 243 102 134 134 137 141 139 137 138 135
NOTES

Battleship modernization program in effect 1926-1934.

  London Treaty in force 31 December 1930.

@ The last Coast Defense Monitor went out of commission in 1921.

rc Reduced Commission: not included in active& total. The drop in ship numbers evident from 1920-21 is a post-WWI readjustment to a peacetime strength, with limited budgets and naval arms limitation.

Washington Treaty in force 17 August 1923.

 
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