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U.S. Navy 5th Fleet Forces

Forces in the 5th Fleet Area of Operations

U.S. Naval Forces in Arabian Gulf as of 10 September 2001:
14 Ships ~ 8,220 Sailors and Marines

Aircraft Carriers

  • USS Enterprise (CVN 65) — Homeport: Norfolk, VA; Ship's company: abt: 4,935
    • Carrier Air Wing (CVW-8/CCDG-12/CDS-18): F-14 Tomcats, F/A-18 Hornets, EA-6B Prowlers, E-2C Hawkeyes, S-3A/B Vikings, SH/HH-60 Seahawks (The aircraft types listed are based on the average carrier airwing composition. The number of embarked aircraft depends on the squadrons that are deployed.)

Guided Missile Cruisers

  • USS Phillipine Sea (CG 58) — Homeport: Mayport, FL; ship's company: abt. 376

Destroyers/Guided Missile Destroyers

  • USS John P. Jones (DDG 53) — Homeport: San Diego, CA; Ship's company: abt. 314
  • USS O'Brien (DD 975) — Forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan; Ship's company: abt. 340
  • USS McFaul (DDG 74) — Homeport: Norfolk, VA; Ship's company: abt. 349
  • USS Nicholson (DD 982) — Homeport: Norfolk, VA; ship's company: abt. 328

Attack Submarines

  • USS Providence (SSN 719) — Homeport: Groton, CT; Ships' company: abt. 140

Mine Countermeasure Ships

  • USS Ardent (MCM 12) — Forward deployed: Bahrain; Ship's company: abt. 90
  • USS Dextrous (MCM 13) — Forward deployed: Bahrain; Ship's company: abt. 73

Coastal Mine Hunters

  • USS Cardinal (MHC 60) — Forward deployed: Bahrain; Ship's company: abt. 66
  • USS Raven (MHC 61) — Forward deployed: Bahrain; Ship's company: abt. 66

Fleet Oiler/Ammunition/Fast Combat Support Ships

  • USS Arctic (AOE 8) — Homeport: Earle, NJ; Ship's company: abt. 599

Underway Replenishment Oilers

  • USNS John Ericcson (T-AO 194) — No homeport; Ship's company: abt: 24 Navy

Fleet Ocean Tugs

  • USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168) — No Homeport; Ship's company: abt. 20 Navy

Deployed Squadrons/Units

  • P-3 Deployers — Squadron company: abt. 500

Source: US Navy

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