Why does the Navy refer to ships as she?

Answer Something about the ocean conjures feminine imagery; sea dogs refer to storms, the water and the ships that sail on it are referred to as "she." The tradition lives in the United States Navy as a m... Read More »

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What does CVS on Navy Ships stand for?

It's a Hull Classification symbol for an antisubmarine aircraft carrier, which type has since been retired. Aircraft carriers were originally considered cruisers, hence the "C", and the "V" comes f... Read More »

How many ships does the Royal Navy have?

In early 2010, the Royal Navy's inventory of surface ships included 76 commissioned combat and support vessels, plus 22 ships in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, for a total of 98 ships. The Royal Navy a... Read More »

Does the us navy reuse sunken ships names?

Unfortunately, the USN did. By using the same names, as in the case of US destroyers, they're cheating the honorably deceased US Sailors and US Marines of having a vessel named after them. It also ... Read More »