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What is a registry of Army vessel names used for?

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The Registry of Army Vessel Names contains a complete history of all Army vessel names as well as those currently in active service. Additionally, it contains the established rules for the naming of new vessels.

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The army maintains a fleet of watercraft for support in military operations. These craft include troop and equipment transports as well as communications vehicles. Additionally, the Army operates several types of craft with civilian uses like disaster-response and engineering activity in challenging environments. Included in these types of watercraft would be tugboats and barge/crane boats. The army also maintains a class of watercraft termed non-self-propelled. The self-elevating barge piers and the marine-repair boats fall into this category.

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