Unitit States Navy

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Unitit States Navy
US-DeptOfNavy-Seal.svg
Active 13 October 1775 – present[1][2]
(239 years)
or 27 Mairch 1794 – present[1][2]
(220 years, 7 months)
or 30 Aprile 1798 – present[1][2]
(216 years, 5 months)
Kintra  Unitit States o Americae
Allegiance Constitution o the Unitit States
Type Navy
Size 323,951 active duty personnel[3]
109,738 reserve personnel[3]
283 ships[3]
3,700+ aircraft
10 aircraft carriers
9 amphibious assault ships
10 amphibious transport docks
12 dock landin ships
22 cruisers
62 destroyers
17 frigates
3 littoral combat ships
71 submarines
Pairt o U.S. Depairtment o the Navy
Heidquarters Arlington Coonty, Virginie, U.S.
Motto "Non sibi sed patriae" (Laitin: "Nae for self but for kintra") (unoffeecial)[4]
Colours Blue, Gowd         
Mairch "Anchors Aweigh" Aboot this soond Play 
Engagements
Decorations Streamer PUC Navy.PNG
Presidential Unit Citation
Navy Unit Commendation streamer.png
Navy Unit Commendation
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Navy-Marine) Streamer.jpg
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Commanders
Secretar o the Navy The Honorable Ray Mabus
Chief o Naval Operations ADM Jonathan W. Greenert
Vice Chief o Naval Operations ADM Mark E. Ferguson III
Master Chief Petty Officer MCPON Michael D. Stevens
Insignia
Flag USNavyFlag-Official.svg
Jack Naval Jack of the United States.svg

The Unitit States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch o the Unitit States Airmed Forces an ane o the seven uniformed services o the Unitit States. It is lairger nor the next 13 lairgest navies combined in terms o battle fleet tonnage, accordin tae ane estimate.[5][6] The U.S. Navy an aa haes the warld's lairgest carrier fleet, wi 10 in service, ane unner construction (twa planned), an twa in reserve. The service haes 317,054 personnel on active duty an 109,671 in the Navy Reserve. It operates 283 ships in active service an mair nor 3,700 aircraft.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Navy Birthday Information - 13 October 1775". Naval History & Heritage Command. United States Navy. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Precedence of the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps". Naval History & Heritage Command. United States Navy. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Status of the Navy". CHINFO. U.S. Navy. 23 July 2013. 
  4. "Navy Traditions and Customs". Naval History & Heritage Command. United States Navy. Retrieved 24 January 2009. 
  5. Gates, Robert M. (January/February 2009). "A Balanced Strategy: Reprogramming the Pentagon for a New Age". Foreign Affairs (Council on Foreign Relations). (subscription required (help)). 
  6. Gates, Robert M. (17 April 2009). "Speech". Naval War College Newport, Rhode Island.