The Military Branch That Serves At Sea, The Navy

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Topic: Navy

General Purpose: To Inform

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the military branch that serves at sea, the Navy.

Thesis: Due to the the United States’ superiority in the world’s sea, our Naval branch is the most respected and dignified branch of military in the whole world because of it’s submarines, surface ships, and aircraft carriers.

I. Introduction

A. Attention Getter- " The United States Navy is the envy of every other navy in the world. They don 't want to be like us- they want to be us." Admiral Leighton Smith said this with true admiration for our Naval Military force. Our battle fleet is the larger then the next 13 most powerful navies combined. With 48 naval bases in the U.S. alone, over 600
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a. Los Angeles Class - There are currently 41 Los Angeles Class submarines in commission. 30 of these submarines are equipped with 12 vertical launching systems in order to launch tomahawk cruise missiles.

b. Seawolf Class - A class originally meant to contain 29 submarines ended up only holding 3 after money constraints because of the Cold War. This class is much quieter, faster and has more torpedo tubes and weapons then the Los Angeles Class.

2. Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBN) - The fleet of ballistic missile submarines is placed in our seas in order to retaliate against any attacks to the United States. We are prepared for surprise attacks that would compromise our land security. Just having this system of submarines in place has avoided many aggressive attacks towards the U.S.

a. Ohio Class - Also known as the boomers, this class of lethal submarines is designed for stealth and an accurate delivery of nuclear warheads. When sent out for a mission there is a crew of about 15 officers and 140 enlisted submariners. They will be deployed at sea for approximately 70 days depending on their mission. The submarines are equipped with the Trident II D5 missile that have an increased range and accuracy over the old Trident I C4 missile. These missiles were first deployed in 1990 and are currently only used by the U.S. and British Navy.

III.Surface Vessels
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