COMPONENTS OF THE NAVY
Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
Identify the basic parts of fixed-wing and
Describe the method of identification of
various types of naval aircraft.
Identify the various aircraft used by the Navy.
Describe the planning and conduct of an air
Describe the capabilities and the Navys use
of surface action groups.
Explain the Navys role in fire support
Explain the role of combat air patrol aircraft
in antiair warfare.
Describe the capabilities of Navy ships to
counter enemy missiles.
Identify the roles of surface ships, aircraft,
and submarines in antisubmarine warfare.
Describe the shipboard antisubmarine war-
Describe how sonar is used in the detection
Identify the phases of an amphibious
Identify the methods of communication used
by the Navy.
Essential to the Navy in the performance of
its mission are various components and warfare
areas. In this chapter, we discuss some of these
components and warfare areas and some of the
organizations that assist in their planning and
operations. We discuss other branches or elements
of the Navy that also provide support to these
components and warfare areas in other chapters.
4 Mar. 1911 Congress provides $25,000 to de-
velop aviation for naval purposes.
8 May 1911 Navy orders first airplane.
20 Jan. 1914 Navy establishes first school for
naval air training in Pensacola,
26 Oct. 1922
28 Nov. 1929
23 Jul. 1947
9 Apr. 1959
First carrier landing occurs on a
ship underway aboard USS
Langley. First catapult launch
from an aircraft carrier occurs
1 month later.
LCDR Richard E. Byrd makes
first flight over South Pole;
becomes the first pilot to fly over
First delivery of a pure-jet
fighter, the FJ-1 Phantom, to a
Navy squadron takes place.
Under Project Mercury, the
astronaut program selects four
navaI aviators among seven
persons as prospective astro-