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U.S. Navy Active Ship Force Levels, 1930-1939

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 | 

As of 01 July each year, 30 June from 1938

DATE 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935* 1936 1937* 1938 1939
BATTLESHIPS 16
(2rc)
12
(3rc)
11
(4rc)
11
(4rc)
14
(1rc)
15 15 15 15 15
CARRIERS, FLEET 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 3@ 5 5
CARRIERS, ESCORT - - - - - - - - - -
CRUISERS 20 20 19 20 24 25 26 27 32 36
DESTROYERS 103 87^ 102 101 102^^ 104 106 111 112 127
FRIGATES - - - - - - - - - -
SUBMARINES 81 56 55 55 54 52 49 52 54 58
MINE WARFARE 36 33 33 26 26 26 26 30 27 29
PATROL 29 27
(1rc)
24 26 24 23 23 22 34 20
AUXILIARY 84 69 65 68 71 71 73 75 101 104
RIGID AIRSHIPS 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - -
SURFACE WARSHIPS 139 119 132 132 140 144 147 153 159 178
TOTAL ACTIVE 357
(3rc)
308
(4rc)
313
(4rc)
311
(4rc)
320
(1rc)
320 322 335 380 394

 

EVENTS

  Japan enters Manchuria 18 September 1931. Hitler to power 30 January 1933.

  Failure of the International Economic Conference to stabilize world currencies in July 1933 leads to growing instability.

  Vinson-Trammell Act, 27 March 1934, authorizes--though it does not fund--Navy construction to Treaty strength.

  Japan renounces Washington Treaty 29 December 1934, effective 31 December 1936.

  Germany renounces disarmament clauses of the Treaty of Versailles 16 March 1935.

  Spanish Civil War begins 18 July 1936.

  Japan begins large-scale military operations in China 7 July 1937.

 

NOTES

* Data for 1 July not available.

@ CV-1 to AV-1 (auxiliary).

^ London Treaty exchange of new DD for older types allowed.

^^ New DD begin to appear.

rc Reduced Commission: not included in "active" total.

 
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