Report to Congress: Navy Vessel Force Structure Requirement

February 5, 2013 3:11 PM - Updated: February 6, 2013 5:04 PM

For years, the U.S. Navy has said it needs 313 ships to undertake all of the missions it needs to perform its part of the national security strategy. In this January report to Congress, the service has stepped back the number to 306.

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services since 2009 and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
Follow @samlagrone

Get USNI News updates delivered to your inbox