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U.S. Navy Active Ship Force Levels, 2000-2009

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 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
CARRIERS 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11
CRUISERS 27 27 27 27 25 23 22 22 22 22
DESTROYERS 54 53 55 49 48 46 50 52 54 57
FRIGATES 35 35 33 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
LCS - - - - - - - 1 1 2
SUBMARINES 56 55 54 54 54 54 54 53 53 53
SSBN 18 18 18 16 14 14 14 14 14 14
SSGN 0 0 0 2 4 4 4 4 4 4
MINE WARFARE 18 18 17 17 17 17 16 14 14 14
AMPHIBIOUS 41 41 41 38 37 37 35 33 34 33
AUXILIARY 57 57 56 52 51 45 44 46 45 46
SURFACE WARSHIPS 128 127 127 118 115 111* 114 115 118 121
TOTAL ACTIVE 318 316 313 297 292 282 281 279 282 285

 

NOTES

•  9/11 and the GWOT does not increase Navy ship force levels.

•  START treaty limits encourage creation of SSGN class, fleet ballistic missile submarines converted to carry conventional strike cruise missiles. Older surface warships continue to be replaced at a less than one-to-one ratio.

* Low since 1921

•To clarify the ship numbers included in this table, the year 2000 entries include active commissioned ships, those in the Naval Reserve Force (NRF) and ships operated by the Military Sealift Command (MSC).  Row entries are self-explanatory, with the auxiliary category including combat logistic ships (such as oilers, ammunition, combat store ships), mobile logistics ships (such as submarine tenders) and support ships (such as command, salvage, tugs and research ships).  Command ships have been subsumed into that category and the separate line entry removed.  A new row has been added for guided missile submarines (SSGN).

Post-1999 data provided by N8F.

 
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