Interesting facts about U.S. Navy
Interesting facts about U.S. Navy

1. There are no walls or bathrooms in the Navy

There are no walls or bathrooms in the Navy

The Naval ships do not have walls inside; instead, they have bulkheads. The Navy has a rich lexicon established by millennia of naval tradition. There is a mess deck  where the officers have food and there is a deck where they can stroll. The washrooms are located near the head of the ship.The rack is placed as the sleeping area for the naval people. The ships are built for war purposes and thus have to be maintained in that way.

2. The Navy SEAL Trident is at times called the “Budweiser.”

The Navy SEAL Trident is at times called the “Budweiser.”

The trident worn on the uniforms of Navy SEALs is officially designated as the “Special Warfare Insignia”. Though, it is sometimes called the “Budweiser." It is named so because of the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) course. The special warfare school is the grueling twenty-five week course school which the SEAL's have to go to. The trident also has a resemblance to the Anheuser-Busch logo.

3. All the submariners in the navy are volunteers

All the submariners in the navy are volunteers

The majority of the attack submarines in the U.S. Navy are 33 feet wide and about the length of a football field.Ballistic missile submarines are the length of the Washington Monument.Submarines stay submerged for months at a time and there are no windows, there is no night and day and you have fifteen square feet of living space. There is no privacy and there is a nuclear reactor right behind. No one is simply allowed inside the submarine. All submariners are volunteers, and have to pass rigorous psychological and physical tests. Claustrophobics are requested to refrain from applying as they will fail the physical tests where a person is closed in a small room and fear of confinement is tested. The submarine officers are the most trained one in the military.

4. The U.S. Navy train their brains to process fear differently

The U.S. Navy train their brains to process fear differently

Navy SEALs undergo incredibly strenuous mental and physical training. It is actually changing the way their brains process fear.Through this training, SEALs have better stress-reducing methods, and they are able to think clearly in times of panic and chaos. It helps them to overcome their fears such as fear of height, fear of confinement, fear of the dark and other fears by undergoing such physical and mental training.

5. Impressive number of active officers

Impressive number of active officers

There are currently 328,186 active duty members in the U.S. Navy. Out of that number,  there are 54,713 officers, 268,987 enlisted members, and 4,486 midshipmen. This huge number of active officers, both men and women, is a sign of courage and bravery. There are currently 11,765 female officers and 55,922 enlisted female members in the Navy. They are none other than the Navy women. Brave, smart, intelligent and courageous women that hold strong existence in the navy.

6. The largest flying boat that exists was built for the Navy

The largest flying boat that exists was built for the Navy

The U.S. Navy holds the proud title of having the largest flying boat ever in history. The Martian JMS-3 Mars was introduced to the U.S.Navy in 1938. It had a 200-foot wingspan and ample room for weaponry. The Mars was the most intimidating aircraft of its time. It had a wingspan of 104 feet which is tremendously huge. It was specifically built for the U.S. Navy for war and fight reasons.

7. The U.S. Navy was built twice in reality

The U.S. Navy was built twice in reality

The Continental Navy was formed on October 13th, 1775 . It was formed roughly six months after the start of the Revolutionary War . But, it was disbanded after the war in 1785. U.S.A went without a navy for nine years, but, this lack of defense made them an easy target for pirates and thieves. The navy of this continent was  renamed under the Naval Act of 1794, as the U.S. Navy.

8. NCIS is not just a TV show

NCIS is not just a TV show

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is the primary law enforcement agency of the United States Department of the Navy.This team of naval investigators comprised of 1,200 Special Agents, 900 civilian professionals and over 200 military members. These people in authority operate from 140 locations around the world to prevent terrorism, protect secrets,and reduce crime.

9. Navy missions are a secret, the training isn't

Navy missions are a secret, the training isn't

A Navy SEAL will never tell you where they are headed or what they are going to do. In a lot of cases they won’t even tell you where they have been or what they have done. Everything is top secret and no one knows what is going on.However, the training they do is not much of a secret. The general public can go to Imperial Beach on Coronado in California and watch the SEAL recruits inaction. If you go to the right beach at the right time, then you will be able to see the SEAL people undergoing training and it can be watched by the general public as well.

10. U.S. Navy: The largest in the world

U.S. Navy: The largest in the world

The U.S. Navy is the world’s largest in terms of manpower, with 323,000 active and 109,000 personnel. The U.S. Navy also maintains an impressive fleet. It has 288 battle force ships, 10 aircraft carriers, 9 amphibious assault ships, 22 cruisers, 62 destroyers, 17 frigates, 72 submarines and 3,700 aircraft, thus making it enormously large. 

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