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The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, commonly known as DANFS, is the foremost reference regarding US naval vessels. Published in nine volumes (from 1959 to 1991), it gives histories for virtually every US naval vessel. To make DANFS accessible to a larger number of people, we are working to put all DANFS ship histories online through this site. Currently the online collection includes over 7000 ship histories, and more are being added. These files are faithfully transcribed from DANFS, without updating or corrections.

This project is being carried out entirely by volunteers from around the world. Andrew Toppan is the project manager, volunteer coordinator and web archive maintainer.

For additional information or questions of any sort, please see the DANFS Questions, Comments and Feedback Page

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These histories are taken from Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (US Naval Historical Center, 1959-1991). The histories may not reflect the most recent information concerning the ships' status and operations.
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