The Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet

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Naval Institute Press, 2001 - History - 657 pages
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This popular reference has been updated with the latest technical data on the U.S. Navy's current ship, aircraft, missile, and electronics programs.
  

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Contents

State of the Fleet
1
Glossary of Abbreviations
11
Ship Classifications
14
Defense Organization
17
Navy Organization
25
Fleet Organization
34
Marine Forces
39
Military Sealift Command
48
Auxiliary Ships
230
Sealift Ships
275
Service Craft
319
Floating Dry Docks
350
Naval Aviation
358
Naval Aircraft
388
Weapon Systems
476
Electronic Systems
533

Naval Personnel
53
Strategic Missile Submarines
61
Submarines
68
Research Submarines and Submersibles
92
Aircraft Carriers
106
Battleships
125
Cruisers and Destroyers
131
Frigates
157
Command Ships
165
Amphibious Warfare Ships
171
Landing Craft and Vehicles
192
Patrol and Special Warfare Craft
206
Mine Countermeasures Ships and Craft
216
Coast Guard
562
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
609
Miscellaneous U S Ships
618
A Navy Force Levels 19452000
629
B Navy Shipbuilding Programs Fiscal 19472000
630
Foreign Ship Transfers 19952000
634
Navy and Coast Guard Ships Preserved as Memorials and Museums
635
E Arsenal Ship Program
637
General Index
640
Ship Name and Class Index
642
Addenda
651
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About the author (2001)

Norman Polmar is a leading expert on naval and aviation matters. An internationally known analyst, consultant, and award-winning author, Polmar has written more than 40 books, including, with K. J. Moore, "Cold War Submarines: The Design and Construction of U.S. and Soviet Submarines " (Brassey's, ISBN 1-57488-594-4) and "Historic Naval Aircraft: From the Pages of Naval History Magazine" (Brassey's, ISBN 1-57488-572-3). He is a columnist for the U.S. Naval Institute's "Proceedings" and "Naval History" magazines. Polmar lives in the Washington, DC, area.

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