A navy is a military
organisation that primarily operates on the sea.
Most (but not all) armed forces make considerable organisational
distinction between the land-based warfare of an Army,
the sea-based warfare of a Navy, and the air-based warfare
of an Air Force - often splitting the three components into
mostly independent forces.
A modern navy typically uses a combination of ships, boats,
submarines, and aircraft launched from aircraft carriers.
Many navies include ground forces (marines) to fight on
land and defend sea craft.
In many countries, the navy is the oldest branch of the
armed services. Hence, for example, the British term "the
Types of Naval Vessel
- Ship of the line
- Bomb ketch
- Ironclad warship
- Aircraft carrier
- Escort aircraft carrier
- Amphibious assault ship
- Seaplane tender
- PT Boat
- Submarine (also U-boat)
- Hospital ship
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