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U.S. Navy Active Ship Force Levels, 1980-1989

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 September each year,

DATE 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
BATTLESHIPS - - - 1 2 2 3 3 3 4
CARRIERS 13 12 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14
CRUISERS 26 27 27 28 29 30 32 36 38 40
DESTROYERS 94 91 89 71 69 69 69 69 69 68
FRIGATES 71 78 86 95 103 110 113 115 107 100
SUBMARINES 82 87 96 98 98 100 101 102 100 99
SSBNS 40 34 33 34 35 37 39 37 37 36
COMMAND SHIPS 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
MINE WARFARE 25 25 25 21 21 21 21 22 22 23
PATROL 3 1 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
AMPHIBIOUS 63 61 61 59 57 58 58 59 59 61
AUXILIARY 110 101 117 103 120 121 123 127 114 137
SURFACE WARSHIPS 191 196 202 195 203 211 217 223^ 217 212
TOTAL ACTIVE 530 521* 555 533 557 571 583 594# 573 592

 

NOTES

  Grenada operation 1983.

  Attempted peacekeeping in Lebanon 1983.

* Post-Vietnam War low (total active ships).

^ 1980s high for surface warships.

# 1980s high for total active ships.

 
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