A Navy is a fleet of waterborne military vessels. It is a part of the armed forces of a nation.

It includes anything

  • on surface (battle ship s, carriers, cruisers, destroyers),
  • below surface (submarines)
  • amphibious ships,
  • and seaborne aviation.
  • Also included is the support, communications, training, investigation

There exists also a Merchant Navy, which includes all commercial ships. But these are not under a single command. The use of the word "navy" for this fleet came from historical times, when private vessels could be converted for a military use.



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