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Today, via Twitter:

Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler

Sec of Navy: budget calls for same no. of naval vessels 5 yrs. from now w/ more capabilities. Still fewer than WWI. 12:16 PM – 16 Feb 12

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U.S.Navy Active Ship Force Levels, 1917-1923

11/11/18

Battleship 39

Monitors, Coastal 7

Cruisers 31

Destroyers 110

Frigates 17


Submarines 80

Mine Warfare 53

Patrol 350

Auxiliary 87

Surface Warships 204

Total Active 774

The last Coast Defense Monitor went out of commission in 1921.

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U.S.Navy Active Ship Force Levels, 2007 to 2011

9/30/11

Carriers 11  

Cruisers 22

Destroyers 61

Frigates 26
 

LCS * 2

Submarines 53

SSBN 14

SSGN 4
 

Mine Warfare 14  

Amphibious 31  

Auxiliary 47  

Surface Warships 122    

Total Active 285  

* Littoral Combat Ship

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Yeah, you know, like the Boomers and Fast Attack submarines just don’t have the same glamor of the dreadnoughts.