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U.S. Navy Active Ship Force Levels, 1970-1979

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, Beginning with FY 78, the fiscal year runs 1 October through 30 September.

DATE ^ 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
BATTLESHIPS - - - - - - - - - -
CARRIERS 19 19 17 16 14 15 13 13 13 13
CRUISERS 31 30 27 29 28 27 26 26 28 28
DESTROYERS 155 152 132 139 119 102 99 92 95 97
FRIGATES 47 61 66 71 64 64 64 64 65 65
SUBMARINES 103 100 94 84 73 75 74 77 81 80
SSBNS 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41
COMMAND SHIPS - - - - - - - - - -
MINE WARFARE 64 59 31 34 34 34 25 25 25 25
PATROL 15 17 16 14 14 14 13 6 3 3
AMPHIBIOUS 97 95 77 65 65 64 65 65 67 67
AUXILIARY 171 177 153 148 135 123 116 114 113 114
SURFACE WARSHIPS 249 262 225 239 211 193 189 182* 188 190
TOTAL ACTIVE 743 751 654 641 587 559 536 523 531 533

 

NOTES

  Last U.S. forces withdraw from South Vietnam following the ceasefire 1973.

  South Vietnam falls to North Vietnamese communists 1975.

* Post-Vietnam low for surface warships.

 
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