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CHAPTER  19 VESSEL TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS LEARNING  OBJECTIVES Upon  completion  of  this  chapter,  you  should  be  able  to  do  the  following: 1. Describe the terms used to identify Navy ships. 2.  Identify  the  ships  included  in  the  warship category. 4. Describe  the  roles  of  various  types  of  naval ships. Describe  the  purpose  and  use  of  underway replenishment  in  the  Navy. SIGNIFICANT  DATES 9 Sep. 1841 17 Oct. 1888 16 Dec. 1907 20  Mar.  1922 Congress   authorizes   the   first iron  ship  in  the  U.S.  Navy. The keel is laid and construction begun on the battleship Maine. The  first  fleet  of  warships  to circle  the  globe,  the  Great  White Fleet,  leaves  Hampton  Roads, Virginia. The  first  aircraft  carrier,  USS Langley,  is   commissioned. The purpose of this chapter is to acquaint you with  the  major  classes  of  ships  operated  by  the Navy. We will describe the major types of ships and  give  their  characteristics  and  missions. Before describing the ship types, however, we must  give  some  background  information  about ships  in  general.  We  must  also  explain  some  of the  terminology  associated  with  ships. SHIP  IDENTIFICATION Each  Navy  ship  is  identified  by  name  and designation.   In   USS   Forrestal  (CV-59),   for example,  USS  means  United  States  ship.  CV  is the designation—it indicates this type of ship is a  multipurpose  aircraft  carrier.  The  ship’s identifying   or   hull   number   (59)   is   a   general indication  of  the  number  of  ships  of  the  same  type that have been built. (Gaps occur in the sequence of numbers of most types because of the cancella- tion of shipbuilding orders.) A ship’s hull number never  changes  unless  its  designation  also  changes, and  it  doesn’t  always  change  then. SHIP SIZE The size of a ship usually is given in terms of its  displacement  in  long  tons.  Displacement  means the weight of the volume of water that the ship displaces when afloat; in other words, the weight of  a  ship  by  itself.  The  Navy  uses  full  load displacement,  which  describes  the  condition  of  the ship  complete  and  ready  to  deploy.  All  weights given  in  this  chapter  are  full  load  displacement unless  otherwise  noted. SHIP   ARMAMENT Armament describes the offensive weapons a ship  carries:  guns,  rockets,  guided  missiles,  and planes. SHIP  ARMOR Armor  means  protective  armor:  special  steel installed  along  the  sides  of  the  ship,  on  a  deck, and  on  some  gun  mounts  and  turrets. 19-1 3.

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