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U.S. Navy Active Ship Force Levels, 1950-1959

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 30 June each year

DATE 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
BATTLESHIPS 1 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 - -
CARRIERS, FLEET 11 17 19 19 20 21 22 22 24 23
CARRIERS, ESCORT 4 9 10 10 7 3 2 - - -
CRUISERS 13 15 19 19 18 17 16 16 15 12
DESTROYERS 137 206 243 247 247 249 250 253 245 237
FRIGATES 10 38 56 56 57 64 70 84 71 61
SUBMARINES 72 83 104 108 108 108 108 113 109 109
SSG/SSBNS * 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 4
COMMAND SHIPS - - - - - - 1 1 1 1
MINE WARFARE 56 91 114 121 117 112 113 104 77 82
PATROL 33 40 29 23 22 15 11 12 12 6
AMPHIBIOUS 79 208 189 226 223 175 139 134 121 120
AUXILIARY 218 269 309 287 288 262 236 224 213 205
SURFACE WARSHIPS 161 262 322 326 326 333 339 355 331 310
TOTAL ACTIVE 634 980 1097 1122 1113 1030 973 967 890 860

 

NOTES

The increase in fleet size after 1950 is due to the mobilization, begun after North Korea invaded South Korea on 25 June 1950.

Korean War began 25 June 1950.

Korean War Armistice signed 1953.

Taiwan Straits patrol began 1955.

Lebanon landings 1958.

* Guided Missile Submarine/Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine (nuclear powered).

 
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