Unitit States Navy
The Unitit States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch o the Unitit States Airmed Forces an ane o the seven uniformed services o the Unitit States. It is lairger nor the next 13 lairgest navies combined in terms o battle fleet tonnage, accordin tae ane estimate. The U.S. Navy an aa haes the warld's lairgest carrier fleet, wi 10 in service, ane unner construction (twa planned), an twa in reserve. The service haes 317,054 personnel on active duty an 109,671 in the Navy Reserve. It operates 283 ships in active service an mair nor 3,700 aircraft.
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