The United States Navy is not only the world's largest and most powerful Navy, but also happens to be the second largest air force in the world after America's own Air Force branch. Not bad for a country that's only around 250 years old! Especially when you consider that nations have been engaging in naval battles since at least the days of the ancient Egyptians, and long before Columbus ever even thought about sailing to a new world.
In less than three centuries, the U.S. has commissioned nearly 300 of the most advanced vessels at sea, including a staggering 11 of the 41 active aircraft carriers used throughout the world. Combine that with several thousand aircraft, 320,000 active duty members and a reserve force of 100,000, and it's clear that the Navy is a force to be reckoned with at sea, on land and in the air.
Whether you've once donned the uniform of a Navy sailor or never stepped foot on a boat at all, this quiz will test your knowledge of America's Navy, from its 18th century origins to the modern era. Think you know everything about the vessels, traditions and events that characterize the Navy? Prove it with this quiz!