The Nimitz class aircraft carriers have been in operation since 1975, replacing the Enterprise class. The first nuclear powered submarine launched in 1954. The Navy has two Mercy class floating hospital ships to help wit... More » Government & Politics Military

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 » Government & Politics Military

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 » Government & Politics Military
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