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U.S. Navy Active Ship Force Levels, 1940-1949

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 December 7th 1941. As of 31 December from 1942. As of 30 June from 1946

DATE 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
BATTLESHIPS 15 17 19 21 23 23 10 4 2 1
CARRIERS, FLEET 6 7 4 19 25 28 15 14 13 11
CARRIERS, ESCORT - 1 12 35 65 71 10 8 7 7
CRUISERS 37 37 39 48 61 72 36 32 32 18
DESTROYERS 185 171 224 332 367 377 145 138 134 143
FRIGATES - - 234 376 361 35 24 12 12
SUBMARINES 64 112 133 172 230 232 85 80 74 79
MINE WARFARE 36 135 323 551 614 586 112 55 54 52
PATROL 19 100 515 1050 1183 1204 119 74 50 50
AMPHIBIOUS - - 121 673 2147 2547 275 107 86 60
AUXILIARY 116 210 392 564 993 1267 406 306 273 257
SURFACE WARSHIPS 237 225 282 635 827 833 226 198 180 174
TOTAL ACTIVE 478 790 1782 3699 6084 6768 1248 842 737 690

 

NOTES

•WWII begins in Europe when Germany and the USSR invade Poland September 1939.

• WWII in Europe ends 8 May 1945.

• V-J Day 14 August 1945 (15 August in western Pacific).

• Pacific War formally ends 2 September 1945.

• U.S.-USSR relations deteriorate 1945-1950.

• Chinese Civil War won by communists 1949

 
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