The United States Navy
as of

June 17, 2005

The Navy Fact File contains complete descriptions of the roles and characteristics of Navy ships.
The make-up of a Carrier Strike Group (CSG)
The make-up of a Carrier Air Wing (CVW)
The make-up of an Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG)

Navy Personnel

Active Duty: 363,005
  • Officers: 54,266
  • Enlisted: 305,479
Midshipmen: 3,260
Ready Reserve: 142,094 [As of 31 May]
  • Selected Reserves: 78,276
  • Individual Ready Reserve: 63,818
Reserves currently mobilized: 3,338 [as of 15 June]
Personnel on deployment: 40,879
Navy Department Civilian Employees: 176,768 [as of 31 May]

Ships and Submarines

Deployable Battle Force Ships: 288
Ships Underway (away from homeport):
139 (48% of total)
On deployment:
103 ships (36% of total)
Submarines underway (away from homeport):
26 submarines (51% of submarine force)
On deployment:
11 submarines (21% of submarine force)
Ships Underway
USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Coral Sea
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - port visit, Guam
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - Persian Gulf
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - port visit, San Diego,Calif.

Command Ships:
USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) - Coral Sea

Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG)
[26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) (SOC)]

USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) - Persian Gulf
USS Ponce (LPD 15) - Persian Gulf
USS Ashland (LSD 48) - Persian Gulf

Amphibious Ships:
USS Tarawa (LHA 1) - Pacific Ocean
USS Saipan (LHA 2) - North Sea
USS Wasp (LHD 1) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Essex (LHD 2) - port visit Yokosuka, Japan
USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Coral Sea
USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Cleveland (LPD 7) - Pacific Ocean
USS Nashville (LPD 13) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Germantown (LSD 42) - Pacific Ocean
USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) - port visit, Sattahip, Thailand
USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) - Red Sea
USS Tortuga (LSD 46) - port visit, Kiel, Germany
USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) - Pacific Ocean

Aircraft (operational): 4,000+
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