The U.S. Navy provides a list of ships on its website, To locate the list, click on About, and choose FAQs. Scroll down the alphabetical list of topics to Ships - What Happened to My Ship, and select List of Ac... More »

The United States Navy has about 430 ships, including those that are currently active, being built or on reserve. This tally of ships consists of several different types, including aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarin... More »

The U.S. Navy maintains the Naval Vessel Register, which is the official list of U.S. Naval ships and service craft. On the NVR website at, the ships are listed and can be searched by hull classification sym... More »

similar articles

A list of retired United States Navy admirals can be found at the official website of the U.S. Navy. The "Leadership" link on the homepage navigation bar opens a drop-down menu where the "Biographies" link can be found. ... More »

Some retired U.S. Navy ships include the U.S.S. Constitution, the U.S.S. Missouri and the U.S.S. Kidd. Having been preserved as historic landmarks, tourists can visit each of these three ships, as of 2015... More »

Because the Naval History and Heritage Command's mission is to protect naval artifacts and history, decommissioned U.S. Navy ships are treated as memorabilia rather than put up for sale. In fact, even former crew members... More »

The U.S. Navy maintains a war fleet composed of aircraft carriers, amphibious assault ships, cruisers, destroyers and submarines. Filling out the fleet are littoral combat ships designed for operations close to shore. More »