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Navy Requirements and Current Inventory

Created on February 24, 2015

Navy Requirements and Current Inventory


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This chart compares the Navy’s stated fleet requirement from its January 2013 report to Congress with their battle force ship inventory in 2014 as reported in the Naval Vessel Register.

Sources: U.S. Department of Navy, “Navy Combatant Vessel Force Structure Requirement: Report to Congress,” January 2013, http://blogs.defensenews.com/saxotech-access/pdfs/usn-force-structure-13013.pdf (accessed November 4, 2014), and U.S. Department of Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command, Shipbuilding Support Office, “Naval Vessel Register,” http://www.nvr.navy.mil/nvrships/FLEET.HTM (accessed November 4, 2014).


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