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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Team Ships?
Team Ships, comprised of the Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships and the Naval Sea Systems Command’s Directorate for Surface Ship Maintenance and Modernization (SEA 21), acquires and supports the current and future surface fleet for the U.S. Navy, enabling our nation and its allies to project presence in peace, power in war, and assured access at all times.


PEO Ships is organized into program offices responsible for the acquisition of ships, boats and small craft as well as support offices such as the Acquisition Management and the Electric Ships Office which assist in procuring government-furnished equipment and the integration of propulsion technologies, respectively.

SEA 21 is the dedicated life cycle management organization for the Navy's in-service non-nuclear surface ships, managing critical modernization, maintenance, sustainment, training, inactivation and international Fleet support programs.

Where is Team Ships headquartered?
Team Ships headquarters are located at the Washington Navy Yard, in Southeast Washington, D.C.

Team Ships
1333 Isaac Hull Avenue S.E.
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376

Where does Team Ships fit into the Navy Chain of Command?
PEO Ships reports directly to Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)) for matters regarding acquisition management. SEA 21 reports to the Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) regarding support for in-service vessels.

Information on ASN(RD&A) can be found at http://www.secnav.navy.mil/rda/Pages/default.aspx
More information on NAVSEA can be found at http://www.navsea.navy.mil

Which ship programs are managed by Team Ships?
Team Ships, comprised of PEO Ships and SEA 21, manages the acquisition, life cycle support, and ship inactivation and transfer of surface ships, boats and craft.
PEO Ships is organized into program offices responsible for the acquisition of ships, boats and small craft as well as support offices such as the Acquisition Management and the Electric Ships Office which assist in procuring government-furnished equipment and the integration of propulsion technologies, respectively.
SEA 21 is the dedicated life cycle management organization for the Navy's in-service non-nuclear surface ships, managing critical modernization, maintenance, training, inactivation and international Fleet support programs.
Together, PEO Ships and SEA 21 manage the acquisition and life cycle support for the following classes of surface ships: 

Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG 7) class frigates
Ticonderoga (CG 47) class guided-missile cruisers
Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class guided-missile destroyers
Zumwalt (DDG 1000) class guided-missile destroyers
Wasp (LHD 1) class amphibious assault ships
Tarawa (LHA 1) class amphibious assault ships
America (LHA(R)) class amphibious assault ships
Austin (LPD 4) class amphibious transport docks
San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious transport dock
Whidbey Island (LSD 41) class dock landing ships
Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) class dock landing ships
Cyclone (PC 1) class coastal patrol ships
Avenger (MCM 1) class mine countermeasures ships
Blue Ridge (LCC) class command ships
Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF)
Oceanographic Survey Ship (T-AGS 67)
T-AO(X) Fleet Replenishment Oiler
Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB)
Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC)
Landing Craft, Air Cushion Service Life Extension Program (LCAC SLEP)
Landing Craft, Utility/Landing Craft, Mechanized

Where can I find a list of Navy ships? Which ships are currently active in the fleet?
You can find information on Navy ships using the following site.

Navy.mil: http://www.navy.mil/navydata/our_ships.asp
The Naval Vessel Register: http://www.nvr.navy.mil/

I’d like to learn more about Navy ships programs. Where can I find a collection of facts?
More information about Navy ships is available at the Navy Fact File at: http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact.asp

Where can I find information on the history of various Navy ships?
Information about ship history is available at: http://www.history.navy.mil/, the Naval Vessel Register at http://www.nvr.navy.mil,

What are the milestones in the construction of a new ship?
Information on new ship construction, including the naming of ships, is discussed on the “Shipbuilding 101” section of the Team Ships website, located at http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/TeamShips/Shipbuilding101.aspx.

 

Updated October 2020