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United States Navy

the permanent or regular naval force of the United States, under the authority of the Department of Defense since 1947.
Abbreviation: USN. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He had been in the United States Navy, and was familiar with its discipline.

    The Boat Club Oliver Optic
  • In 1841 the United States Navy did not possess a single steamship.

    Stories of New Jersey Frank Richard Stockton
  • You're dealing with the United States Navy, and your orders cannot control our conduct.

  • No, they said, the United States Navy was not governed as to its movements by strikes.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • The manufacture of armor-plate for the United States Navy is conducted on a scale of unparalleled magnitude.

    Homestead Arthur G. Burgoyne
  • He lived to be a distinguished admiral of the United States Navy.

    Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale
  • He had been a captain in the United States Navy, and one of the youngest officers in the service.

    Madge Morton's Secret Amy D. V. Chalmers

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