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United States Navy (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 243 Fleet Units


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The United States Navy (USN) remains the top naval powers in the world primarily due to its potent and numerically superior nuclear-powered aircraft carrier fleet. While the old Nimitz-class begins to age out, these are being replaced on a one-for-one approach by the new Ford-class supercarriers. The bulk of the surface force is made up primarily of the destroyer fleet amounting to to nearly 30% of all strength. The submarine fleet follows a close second delivering another quarter of total strength for the service. Beyond this is an aging fleet of cruisers followed by Littoral Combat Ships (essentially filling the category of corvettes) and amphibious assault support ships. The service also invests in a capable OPV and mine/countermine warfare fleet which rounds out the force rather nicely, giving broad solutions to modern battlefield problems. Hulls on order number over 65 and are set to strengthen the destroyer, submarine, carrier, frigate, and amphibious assautl groups in the coming decade - attempting to keep pace with global rival China.

The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the United States Navy (2024). The service currently counts 243 total units in its active naval inventory. This total includes frontline commissioned vessels but excludes smaller patrol vessels, auxiliary / survey ships, replenishment, and historical ceremonial types. The WDMMW review takes into account specific categories of warships covering attack, defense, and general support designs. Inventory numbers and related unit types are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "On Order" totals found at the bottom of this article are related to any future hulls currently under procurement/construction though said hulls may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons.

Updated: 9/20/2023 | © www.WDMMW.org




Total Hulls: 243

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Force Concentration

Carriers: 11 units
Submarines: 68 units
Fleet Core: 131 units
Amphib Asslt: 33 units
Force Balance

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Median Hull Age
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16 to 25yrs

26 to 30yrs

>30yrs


Aircraft Carriers (11)


Hulls defined as those designed primarily to launch, retreive, and maintain fixed-wing and/or rotary-wing aircraft; nuclear- or conventionally-powered.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
49yrs
Nimitz
CVN-68
Nimitz-class
47yrs
D. Eisenhower
CVN-69
Nimitz-class
42yrs
Carl Vinson
CVN-70
Nimitz-class
38yrs
T. Roosevelt
CVN-71
Nimitz-class
35yrs
Abraham Lincoln
CVN-72
Nimitz-class
32yrs
George Washington
CVN-73
Nimitz-class
29yrs
John C. Stennis
CVN-74
Nimitz-class
26yrs
Harry S. Truman
CVN-75
Nimitz-class
21yrs
Ronald Reagan
CVN-76
Nimitz-class
15yrs
George H.W. Bush
CVN-77
Nimitz-class
7yrs
Gerald R. Ford
CVN-78
Ford-class

Total Units: 11 (5%)


NOTES: The Ford-class supercarrier group is set to replace the aging, outgoing Nimitz-class on a one-for-one basis; ten warships in all are on order.




Submarines (68)


Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
43yrs
Ohio
SSGN-726
Ohio-class
42yrs
Michigan
SSGN-727
Ohio-class
41yrs
Florida
SSGN-728
Ohio-class
40yrs
Georgia
SSGN-729
Ohio-class
40yrs
Henry M. Jackson
SSBN-730
Ohio-class
39yrs
Alabama
SSBN-731
Ohio-class
38yrs
Alaska
SSBN-732
Ohio-class
38yrs
Nevada
SSBN-733
Ohio-class
36yrs
Tennessee
SSBN-734
Ohio-class
35yrs
Pennsylvania
SSBN-735
Ohio-class
34yrs
West Virginia
SSBN-736
Ohio-class
33yrs
Kentucky
SSBN-737
Ohio-class
32yrs
Maryland
SSBN-738
Ohio-class
31yrs
Nebraska
SSBN-739
Ohio-class
30yrs
Rhode Island
SSBN-740
Ohio-class
29yrs
Maine
SSBN-741
Ohio-class
28yrs
Wyoming
SSBN-742
Ohio-class
27yrs
Louisiana
SSBN-743
Ohio-class
27yrs
Seawolf
SSN-21
Seawolf-class
26yrs
Connecticutt
SSN-22
Seawolf-class
19yrs
Jimmy Carter
SSN-23
Seawolf-class
39yrs
Providence
SSN-719
Los Angeles-class
38yrs
Chicago
SSN-721
Los Angeles-class
37yrs
Key West
SSN-722
Los Angeles-class
36yrs
Oklahoma City
SSN-723
Los Angeles-class
37yrs
Helena
SSN-725
Los Angeles-class
35yrs
Newport News
SSN-750
Los Angeles-class
36yrs
San Juan
SSN-751
Los Angeles-class
35yrs
Pasadena
SSN-752
Los Angeles-class
34yrs
Albany
SSN-753
Los Angeles-class
35yrs
Topeka
SSN-754
Los Angeles-class
33yrs
Scranton
SSN-756
Los Angeles-class
33yrs
Alexandria
SSN-757
Los Angeles-class
33yrs
Asheville
SSN-758
Los Angeles-class
32yrs
Jefferson City
SSN-759
Los Angeles-class
32yrs
Annapolis
SSN-760
Los Angeles-class
31yrs
Springfield
SSN-761
Los Angeles-class
31yrs
Columbus
SSN-762
Los Angeles-class
30yrs
Santa Fe
SSN-763
Los Angeles-class
32yrs
Boise
SSN-764
Los Angeles-class
31yrs
Montpelier
SSN-765
Los Angeles-class
30yrs
Charlotte
SSN-766
Los Angeles-class
31yrs
Hampton
SSN-767
Los Angeles-class
30yrs
Hartford
SSN-768
Los Angeles-class
29yrs
Toledo
SSN-769
Los Angeles-class
29yrs
Tucson
SSN-770
Los Angeles-class
29yrs
Columbia
SSN-771
Los Angeles-class
28yrs
Greeneville
SSN-772
Los Angeles-class
28yrs
Cheyenne
SSN-773
Los Angeles-class
20yrs
Virginia
SSN-774
Virginia-class
18yrs
Texas
SSN-775
Virginia-class
17yrs
Hawaii
SSN-776
Virginia-class
16yrs
North Carolina
SSN-777
Virginia-class
16yrs
New Hampshire
SSN-778
Virginia-class
14yrs
New Mexico
SSN-779
Virginia-class
14yrs
Missouri
SSN-780
Virginia-class
13yrs
California
SSN-781
Virginia-class
12yrs
Mississippi
SSN-782
Virginia-class
11yrs
Minnesota
SSN-783
Virginia-class
10yrs
North Dakota
SSN-784
Virginia-class
9yrs
John Warner
SSN-785
Virginia-class
8yrs
Illinois
SSN-786
Virginia-class
7yrs
Washington
SSN-787
Virginia-class
6yrs
Colorado
SSN-788
Virginia-class
6yrs
Indiana
SSN-789
Virginia-class
5yrs
South Dakota
SSN-790
Virginia-class
4yrs
Delaware
SSN-791
Virginia-class
4yrs
Vermont
SSN-792
Virginia-class

Total Units: 68 (28%)




Cruisers (22)


Hulls classified as cruiser types, typically dimensionally larger than Destroyers.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
38yrs
Bunker Hill
CG-52
Ticonderoga-class
37yrs
Mobile Bay
CG-53
Ticonderoga-class
37yrs
Antietam
CG-54
Ticonderoga-class
37yrs
Leyte Gulf
CG-55
Ticonderoga-class
36yrs
San Jacinto
CG-56
Ticonderoga-class
36yrs
Lake Champlain
CG-57
Ticonderoga-class
35yrs
Philippine Sea
CG-58
Ticonderoga-class
35yrs
Princeton
CG-59
Ticonderoga-class
35yrs
Normandy
CG-60
Ticonderoga-class
34yrs
Monterey
CG-61
Ticonderoga-class
35yrs
Chancellorsville
CG-62
Ticonderoga-class
33yrs
Cowpens
CG-63
Ticonderoga-class
33yrs
Gettysburg
CG-64
Ticonderoga-class
33yrs
Chosin
CG-65
Ticonderoga-class
33yrs
Hue City
CG-66
Ticonderoga-class
32yrs
Shiloh
CG-67
Ticonderoga-class
32yrs
Anzio
CG-68
Ticonderoga-class
32yrs
Vicksburg
CG-69
Ticonderoga-class
31yrs
Lake Erie
CG-70
Ticonderoga-class
31yrs
Cape St George
CG-71
Ticonderoga-class
31yrs
Vella Gulf
CG-72
Ticonderoga-class
30yrs
Port Royal
CG-72
Ticonderoga-class

Total Units: 22 (9%)




Destroyers (70)


Multi-mission hulls developed for Blue Water environment; operating independently or as part of the main surface fleet.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
33yrs
Arleigh Burke
DDG-51
Arleigh Burke-class
32yrs
Barry
DDG-52
Arleigh Burke-class
31yrs
John Paul Jones
DDG-53
Arleigh Burke-class
30yrs
Curtis Wilbur
DDG-54
Arleigh Burke-class
30yrs
Stout
DDG-55
Arleigh Burke-class
30yrs
John S. McCain
DDG-56
Arleigh Burke-class
30yrs
Mitscher
DDG-57
Arleigh Burke-class
29yrs
Laboon
DDG-58
Arleigh Burke-class
29yrs
Russell
DDG-59
Arleigh Burke-class
29yrs
Paul Hamilton
DDG-60
Arleigh Burke-class
29yrs
Ramage
DDG-61
Arleigh Burke-class
29yrs
Fitzgerald
DDG-62
Arleigh Burke-class
29yrs
Stethem
DDG-63
Arleigh Burke-class
28yrs
Carney
DDG-64
Arleigh Burke-class
28yrs
Benfold
DDG-65
Arleigh Burke-class
28yrs
Gonzalez
DDG-66
Arleigh Burke-class
28yrs
Cole
DDG-67
Arleigh Burke-class
27yrs
The Sullivans
DDG-68
Arleigh Burke-class
28yrs
Milius
DDG-69
Arleigh Burke-class
27yrs
Hopper
DDG-70
Arleigh Burke-class
27yrs
Ross
DDG-71
Arleigh Burke-class
26yrs
Mahan
DDG-72
Arleigh Burke-class
26yrs
Decatur
DDG-73
Arleigh Burke-class
26yrs
McFaul
DDG-74
Arleigh Burke-class
26yrs
Donald Cook
DDG-75
Arleigh Burke-class
25yrs
Higgins
DDG-76
Arleigh Burke-class
25yrs
O'Kane
DDG-77
Arleigh Burke-class
25yrs
Porter
DDG-78
Arleigh Burke-class
24yrs
Oscar Austin
DDG-79
Arleigh Burke-class
24yrs
Roosevelt
DDG-80
Arleigh Burke-class
23yrs
W.S. Churchill
DDG-81
Arleigh Burke-class
23yrs
Lassen
DDG-82
Arleigh Burke-class
23yrs
Howard
DDG-83
Arleigh Burke-class
23yrs
Bulkeley
DDG-84
Arleigh Burke-class
22yrs
McCampbell
DDG-85
Arleigh Burke-class
22yrs
Shoup
DDG-86
Arleigh Burke-class
21yrs
Mason
DDG-87
Arleigh Burke-class
22yrs
Preble
DDG-88
Arleigh Burke-class
21yrs
Mustin
DDG-89
Arleigh Burke-class
21yrs
Chafee
DDG-90
Arleigh Burke-class
20yrs
Pinckney
DDG-91
Arleigh Burke-class
20yrs
Momsen
DDG-92
Arleigh Burke-class
20yrs
Chung-Hoon
DDG-93
Arleigh Burke-class
19yrs
Nitze
DDG-94
Arleigh Burke-class
20yrs
James E. Williams
DDG-95
Arleigh Burke-class
19yrs
Bainbridge
DDG-96
Arleigh Burke-class
19yrs
Halsey
DDG-97
Arleigh Burke-class
18yrs
Forrest Sherman
DDG-98
Arleigh Burke-class
18yrs
Farragut
DDG-99
Arleigh Burke-class
17yrs
Kidd
DDG-100
Arleigh Burke-class
17yrs
Gridley
DDG-101
Arleigh Burke-class
17yrs
Sampson
DDG-102
Arleigh Burke-class
15yrs
Truxtun
DDG-103
Arleigh Burke-class
16yrs
Sterett
DDG-104
Arleigh Burke-class
14yrs
Dewey
DDG-105
Arleigh Burke-class
15yrs
Stockdale
DDG-106
Arleigh Burke-class
14yrs
Gravely
DDG-107
Arleigh Burke-class
15yrs
Wayne E. Meyer
DDG-108
Arleigh Burke-class
14yrs
Jason Dunham
DDG-109
Arleigh Burke-class
13yrs
William P. Lawrence
DDG-110
Arleigh Burke-class
13yrs
Spruance
DDG-111
Arleigh Burke-class
12yrs
Michael Murphy
DDG-112
Arleigh Burke-class
7yrs
John Finn
DDG-113
Arleigh Burke-class
6yrs
Ralph Johnson
DDG-114
Arleigh Burke-class
7yrs
Rafael Peralta
DDG-115
Arleigh Burke-class
6yrs
Thomas Hudner
DDG-116
Arleigh Burke-class
5yrs
Paul Ignatius
DDG-117
Arleigh Burke-class
4yrs
Delbert D. Black
DDG-119
Arleigh Burke-class
8yrs
Zumwalt
DDG-1000
Zumwalt-class
5yrs
Michael Monsoor
DDG-1001
Zumwalt-class

Total Units: 70 (29%)




Corvettes (21)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than frigates but larger than OPVs, capable of operating independently or as part of the main fighting fleet.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
12yrs
Fort Worth
LCS-3
Freedom-class
10yrs
Coronado
LCS-4
Independence-class
9yrs
Milwaukee
LCS-5
Freedom-class
9yrs
Jackson
LCS-6
Independence-class
8yrs
Detroit
LCS-7
Freedom-class
8yrs
Montgomery
LCS-8
Independence-class
7yrs
Little Rock
LCS-9
Freedom-class
7yrs
Gabrielle Giffords
LCS-10
Independence-class
6yrs
Sioux City
LCS-11
Freedom-class
6yrs
Omaha
LCS-12
Independence-class
5yrs
Wichita
LCS-13
Freedom-class
6yrs
Manchester
LCS-14
Independence-class
5yrs
Billings
LCS-15
Freedom-class
5yrs
Tulsa
LCS-16
Independence-class
5yrs
Indianapolis
LCS-17
Freedom-class
5yrs
Charleston
LCS-18
Independence-class
4yrs
St. Louis
LCS-19
Freedom-class
5yrs
Cincinnati
LCS-20
Independence-class
4yrs
Kansas City
LCS-22
Independence-class
3yrs
Oakland
LCS-24
Independence-class
3yrs
Mobile
LCS-26
Independence-class

Total Units: 21 (9%)




Mine Warfare (8)


Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
35yrs
Sentry
MCM-3
Avenger-class
34yrs
Devastator
MCM-6
Avenger-class
33yrs
Patriot
MCM-7
Avenger-class
32yrs
Pioneer
MCM-9
Avenger-class
31yrs
Warrior
MCM-10
Avenger-class
31yrs
Galdiator
MCM-11
Avenger-class
30yrs
Dextrous
MCM-13
Avenger-class
30yrs
Chief
MCM-14
Avenger-class

Total Units: 8 (3%)




Offshore Patrol Vessels (10)


Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
31yrs
Tempest
PC-2
Cyclone-class
31yrs
Hurricane
PC-3
Cyclone-class
30yrs
Monsoon
PC-4
Cyclone-class
30yrs
Typhoon
PC-5
Cyclone-class
30yrs
Sirocco
PC-6
Cyclone-class
30yrs
Squall
PC-7
Cyclone-class
29yrs
Chinook
PC-9
Cyclone-class
29yrs
Firebolt
PC-10
Cyclone-class
29yrs
Whirlwind
PC-11
Cyclone-class
29yrs
Thunderbolt
PC-12
Cyclone-class

Total Units: 10 (4%)




Amphibious Assault (33)


Hulls designed specifically for the support of amphibious-minded, offshore / close-to-shore operations.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
10yrs
America
LHA-6
America-class
4yrs
Tripoli
LHA-7
America-class
35yrs
Wasp
LHD-1
Wasp-class
32yrs
Essex
LHD-2
Wasp-class
31yrs
Kearsarge
LHD-3
Wasp-class
29yrs
Boxer
LHD-4
Wasp-class
27yrs
Bataan
LHD-5
Wasp-class
23yrs
Iwo Jima
LHD-7
Wasp-class
15yrs
Makin Island
LHD-8
Wasp-class
18yrs
San Antonio
LPD-17
San Antonio-class
17yrs
New Orleans
LPD-18
San Antonio-class
17yrs
Mesa Verde
LPD-19
San Antonio-class
18yrs
Green Bay
LPD-20
San Antonio-class
15yrs
New York
LPD-21
San Antonio-class
12yrs
San Diego
LPD-22
San Antonio-class
11yrs
Anchorage
LPD-23
San Antonio-class
11yrs
Arlington
LPD-24
San Antonio-class
10yrs
Somerset
LPD-25
San Antonio-class
8yrs
John P. Murtha
LPD-26
San Antonio-class
7yrs
Portland
LPD-27
San Antonio-class
39yrs
Whidbey Island
LSD-41
Whidbe Island-class
38yrs
Germantown
LSD-42
Whidbey Island-class
35yrs
Gunston Hall
LSD-44
Whidbey Island-class
34yrs
Comstock
LSD-45
Whidbey Island-class
34yrs
Tortuga
LSD-46
Whidbey Island-class
33yrs
Rushmore
LSD-47
Whidbey Island-class
32yrs
Ashland
LSD-48
Whidbey Island-class
29yrs
Harpers Ferry
LSD-49
Harpers Ferry-class
29yrs
Carter Hall
LSD-50
Harpers Ferry-class
28yrs
Oak Hill
LSD-51
Harpers Ferry-class
26yrs
Pearl Harbor
LSD-52
Harpers Ferry-class
54yrs
Blue Ridge
LCC-19
Blue Ridge-class
53yrs
Mount Whitney
LCC-20
Blue Ridge-class

Total Units: 33 (14%)




On Order (67)


Hulls set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).

Levin
Destroyer
Petersen
Destroyer
Basilone
Destroyer
Higbee
Destroyer
Barnum
Destroyer
Lucas
Destroyer
Wilson
Destroyer
Gallagher
Destroyer
Stevens
Destroyer
Denton
Destroyer
Charette
Destroyer
Neal
Destroyer
Walsh
Destroyer
Nunn
Destroyer
Kilmer
Destroyer
Cochran
Destroyer
Lugar
Destroyer
Lehman
Destroyer
Unnamed
Destroyer
Unnamed
Destroyer
Lyndon B. Johnson
Destroyer
Oregon
Attack Sub
Montana
Attack Sub
Hyman G. Rickover
Attack Sub
New Jersey
Attack Sub
Iowa
Attack Sub
Massachusetts
Attack Sub
Idaho
Attack Sub
Arkansas
Attack Sub
Utah
Attack Sub
Oklahoma
Attack Sub
Arizona
Attack Sub
Barb
Attack Sub
Tang
Attack Sub
Wahoo
Attack Sub
Silversides
Attack Sub
Unnamed Boat
Attack Sub
Unnamed Boat
Attack Sub
Unnamed Boat
Attack Sub
Unnamed Boat
Attack Sub
John F. Kennedy
Aircraft Carrier
Enterprise
Aircraft Carrier
Doris Miller
Aircraft Carrier
Unnamed
Aircraft Carrier
Unnamed
Aircraft Carrier
Unnamed
Aircraft Carrier
Unnamed
Aircraft Carrier
Unnamed
Aircraft Carrier
Unnamed
Aircraft Carrier
Bougainville
Amphib Asslt
Minneapolis-St Paul
Frigate
Cooperstown
Frigate
Marinette
Frigate
Nantucket
Frigate
Beloit
Frigate
Cleveland
Frigate
Savannah
Frigate
Canberra
Frigate
Santa Barbara
Frigate
Augusta
Frigate
Kingsville
Frigate
Pierre
Frigate
Ft Lauderdale
Amphib Asslt
R.M. McCool Jr
Amphib Asslt
Constellation
FFG-62
Congress
FFG-63
Chesapeake
FFG-64

Total Units: 67


On Order Commitment: 67 Units


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