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Definition of United states naval ship

United states naval ship Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A public vessel of the United States that is in the custody of the Navy and is: a. Operated by the Military Sealift Command and manned by a civil service crew; or b. Operated by a commercial company under contract to the Military Sealift Command and manned by a merchant marine crew. Also called USNS. See also Military Sealift Command. (JP 3-02.2)
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
United states naval ship Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
United States Naval Ship or USNS is the prefix designation given to non-commissioned ships that are property of the United States Navy.

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