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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Provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. Navy and gives the history, specifications, and tactical role of naval ships and aircraft.
  

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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 an internationally known analyst, consultant, and award-winning author specializing in the naval, aviation, and intelligence areas. He has participated in or directed major studies in these areas for the U.S. Department of Defense and Navy, and served as a consultant to U.S. and foreign commercial firms and government agencies. He has been an advisor or consultant on naval issues to three U.S. Secretaries of the Navy and two Chiefs of Naval Operations, as well as to three U.S. Senators and a Speaker of the House of Representatives. He has 50 published books to his credit, including eight previous editions of Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet and four editions of Guide to the Soviet Navy. Mr. Polmar is a columnist for Proceedings and Naval History magazines. He is a resident of Alexandria, VA .

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