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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,Modernization and Sustainment (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 manages the design and construction of destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, as well as a wide range of boats and craft for U.S. agencies and foreign military sales.

SEA 21 integrates maintenance strategies, modernization plans, sustainment practices, training needs, and technical, logistics, and programmatic efforts to best manage the lifecycle of U.S. and partner Navy surface ships and systems from fleet introduction through transfer or disposal.

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?

PEO Ships Programs

Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class guided-missile destroyers
Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG (X))
Zumwalt (DDG 1000) class guided-missile destroyers
America (LHA(R)) class amphibious assault ships
San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious transport dock
Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF)
Oceanographic Survey Ship (T-AGS 67)
Fleet Replenishment Oiler (T-AO(X))
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 (LCU/LCM)
Auxiliary Personnel Lighter (APL)
Large, Medium-speed, Roll-on/Roll-off Ships (T-AKR)
Cable Laying/Repair Ship (T-ARC)
Fleet Ocean Tugs (T-ATS)
Ocean Surveillance Ships (T-AGOS)
Oceanographic Survey Ships (T-AGS)
Submarine Tenders (AS(X))
Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ships (T-AKE)

SEA 21 Programs

Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class guided-missile destroyers
Ticonderoga (CG 47) class guided-missile cruisers
America (LHA(R)) class amphibious assault ships
Wasp (LHD 1) class amphibious assault ships
Tarawa (LHA 1) class amphibious assault ships
San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious transport dock
Whidbey Island (LSD 41) class dock landing ships
Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) class dock landing ships
Blue Ridge (LCC) class command ships
Cyclone (PC 1) class coastal patrol ships
Avenger (MCM 1) class mine countermeasures ships
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.
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 Files at: https://www.navy.mil/Resources/Fact-Files/.  

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 November 2023