United States Navy Facts
Largest navy in the world
- United States Navy is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
- US Navy was established as the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War.
- During the World War II, the US Army had more ships than the US Navy.
- It has the world's largest carrier fleet, with 11 in service, one under construction (two planned), and one in reserve.
- The Navy is administratively managed by the Department of the Navy, which is headed by the civilian Secretary of the Navy.
- The names of commissioned ships of the U.S. Navy are prefixed with the letters "USS", designating "United States Ship".
- It was one of the first to install nuclear reactors aboard naval vessels.