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U.S. Navy Ships: Finding Resources: Home


  • Subject Catalog Searching

    Type the name of the ship followed by the type of ship. Do not type "U.S.S." before the name. Examples:

    England (Destroyer escort)
    Indianapolis (Cruiser)
    Langley (Aircraft carrier : CVL-27)
    Mackinaw (Ship)
    Missouri (Battleship : BB 63)
    Tang (Submarine)


  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
    Does not contain most active-duty ships. For ships currently in the fleet, see Naval Vessel Register listed below.
    • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships online version

      "The Online Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships Project makes the official version of all 10,000+ entries available for the first time. Initially, the online histories are simply reproductions of the original published material. Since many of these entries are incomplete or out-of-date, the Online DANFS Project continues as historians of the Ships History Branch update these histories and add new material. Priority is being given to completing entries for Volume IB, updating histories for ships currently in commission, and finishing histories of ships that were still serving at the time their entry was originally published. Other entries will be revised to correct errors and improve the overall quality of the series."


  • Naval Vessel Register

    Listing of active duty Navy, Maritime Administration, and Military Sealift Command vessels. Data is being added for pre-1987 vessels.


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