The Navy: Personnel Strength 1794-1990


UNITED STATES NAVY*
PERSONNEL STRENGTH
1794-1990

Year Strength Year Strength Year Strength
1794 1,856 1865 58,296 1940 160,997
1800 5,400 1870 10,562 1945 3,380,817
1810 5,149 1880 9,361 1950 381,538
1814 8,024 1890 9,246 1952 824,265
1820 3,988 1898 22,492 1960 617,984
1830 4,929 1900 18,796 1969 775,869
1840 8,017 1910 48,533 1970 692,660
1849 11,345 1918 448,606 1980 526,200
1850 8,797 1920 121,845 1990 604,562
1860 9,942 1930 96,890  
* Excludes the Marine Corps.

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