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- Aircraft carrier : A warship designed to launch and recover combat aircraft and aircraft that support military operations
- Cruiser : While definitions vary with time and doctrine, a large warship capable of acting independently, as a flagship, or a major escort; capabilities include anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, land attack, and possibly ballistic missile defense
- Destroyer escort : Primarily a Second World War U.S. designation for an ocean escort or light destroyer, optimized for anti-submarine warfare with limited capability for anti-air warfare and anti-surface warfare
- Fast attack craft : Small naval craft, used in coastal waters, which rely on speed and maneuverability to survive to deliver heavy weapons (e.g., torpedoes, anti-shipping missiles) against warships, or to make gunfire attacks on merchant ships and landing craft
- Mine warfare : An area of military technology and doctrine, which deals with the development, use of, defense against, and removal of land mines, improvised explosive devices, and sea mines. These devices are characterized by being distributed prior to the presence of an adversary; the mines trigger either by sensing the enemy, or by command from friendly forces.
- U.S. Navy : The branch of the United States Armed Forces charged with sea operations
- USS New Hanover (AKA-73) : Tolland class attack cargo ship named after New Hanover County, North Carolina