Table 2-3 Military Ships Under Construction as of October 2001 (1,000 ldt or greater)

Table 2-3
Military Ships Under Construction as of October 2001 (1,000 ldt or greater)

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Symbol Type Number
CVN Aircraft carrier (nuclear powered) 2
DDG Guided missile destroyer 17
LPD Amphibious transport ship 4
SSN-21 Attack submarine (nuclear powered) 1
SSN-774 Attack submarine (nuclear powered) 4
T-AKR Military sealift ship 3
Total   31

KEY: ldt = light displacement ton.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Admin., Office of Shipbuilding and Repair Technology, as of October 2001, available at: http://www.marad.dot.gov/nmrec/links/usshipyardsr.html.

  • Orders for U.S. warships have declined since the end of the Cold War.
  • U.S. Navy procurement accounts for about 70 percent of the shipbuilding and repair industry's revenue.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Division of Export Administration, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, Strategic Analysis Division, National Security Assessment of the U.S. Shipbuilding and Repair Industry, May 2001.