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USS Tullibee (1960)

Nuclear Powered Attack Submarine (SSN-597) (1960-1988) USS Tullibee (SSN-597), a unique SSN, second of the name and the smallest in…

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USN Cold War Amphibious Ships

USN Assault and amphibious Forces and the USMC 160 ships, 2,500 aircraft, 1,500 vehicles The USMC in short The United…

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Skipjack class submarines (1958)

Nuclear Powered Attack Submarines: USS Skipjack, Scamp, Scorpion, Sculpin, Shark, Snook (SSN-585 to 592) 1956-1990 The Skipjack class (project SCB…

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Barbel class attack submarines (1958)

Conventional attack submarines: USS Barbel, Blueback, Bonefish (SS-580 to SS-582) 1956-1990 The Barbel-class submarines were the last diesel-electric propelled attack…

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USS Albacore (AGSS-569)

Research Conventional Submarine 1953-1972. The Teardrop Marvel USS Albacore (AGSS-569) is a single prototype submarine pioneering a home-grown version of…

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Virginia Class cruisers (1974)

USS Virginia, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas (1971) These four ships planned at first as fleet escorts (frigates) like the previous California…

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T-1 (Mackerel) class submarines (1952)

Conventional Training Submarines: USS Mackerel, Marlin 1953-1973. T-1/T-2 later SST-1/SST-2 The T-1-class submarines were among the smallest operational submarines ever…

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California class cruisers (1971)

Nuclear-Powered Guided Missile Cruisers: USS California, USS South Carolina (CGN-36, 37) 1970-1999. The California class was were two nuclear-powered guided-missile…

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US Navy Cold War Destroyers

USN Cold War Destroyers 6 classes, 68 ships 1947-1990 The story of US Cold War destroyers is a gradual evolution…

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USS Truxtun (1963)

Nuclear-Powered Guided Missile Cruiser (CGN-35) 1967-1995. USS Truxtun was a nuclear-powered single-ended guided-missile cruiser (all aft) as she was a…