Budget of the US Navy:
1794 to 2004

YEAR
TOTAL
1789-1791 $1,000
1792 Less than $500
1793 Not available
1794 $769,000
1795 $0
1796 $5,000
1797 $487,000
1798 $2,025,000
1799 $3,814,000
1800 $2,483,000
1801 $3,042,000
1802 $1,719
1803 $1,145,000
1804 $1,667,000
1805 $1,550,000
1806 $1,692,000
1807 $2,430,000
1808 $1,132,000
1809 $2,917,000
1810 $1,665,000
1811 $1,870,000
1812 $4,305,000
1813 $9,511,000
1814 $8,175,000
1815 $5,259,000
1816 $4,235,000
1817 $3,815,000
1818 $3,509,000
1819 $3,427,000
1820 $4,043,000
1821 $2,709,000
1822 $3,142,000
1823 $2,842,000
1824 $2,949,000
1825 $3,668,000
1826 $3,739,000
1827 $3,709,000
1828 $3,898,000
1829 $3,845,000
1830 $4,316,000
1831

$3,497,000

1832 $4,457,000
1833 $3,868,000
1834 $4,548,000
1835 $4,967,000
1836 $6,788,000
1837 $7,465,000
1838 $5,076,000
1839 $5,889,000
1840 $5,790,000
1841 $7,418,000
1842 $6,632,000
1843 $3,641,000
1844 $6,048,000
1845 $5,858,000
1846 $8,964,000
1847 $7,392,000
1848 $9,181,000
1849 $8,999,000
1850 $8,826,000
1851 $8,697000
1852 $6,978,000
1853 $8,366,000
1854 $12,198,000
1855 $10,448,000
1856 $14,293,000
1857 $12,709,000
1858 $12,174,000
1859 $14,906,000
1860 $10,279,000
1861 $23,305,000
1862 $55,700,000
1863 $145,397,000
1864 $118,910,000
1865 $124,857,000
1866 $2,156,000
1867 $20,044,000
1868 $16,643,000
1869 $17,687,000
1870 $17,969,000
1871 $20,763,000
1872 $21,257,000
1873 $23,701,000
1874 $26,197,000
1875 $19,102,000
1876 $18,873,000
1877 $15,322,000
1878 $19,640,000
1879 $14,702,000
1880 $14,630,000
1881 $16,062,000
1882 $15,056,000
1883 $18,824,000
1884 $15,164,000
1885 $16,717,000
1886 $15,797,000
1887 $30,033,000
1888 $13,799,000
1889 $30,923,000
1890 $14,082,000
1891 $27,345,000
1892 $32,755,000
1893 $25,210,000
1894 $22,265,000
1895 $31,193,000
1896 $26,513,000
1897 $39,409,000
1898 $121,847,000
1899 $54,075,000
1900 $55,044,000
1901 $67,537,000
1902 $85,439,000
1903 $83,990,000
1904 $90,922,000
1905 $115,647,000
1906 $104,981,000
1907 $107,372,000
1908 $109,739,000
1909 $125,729,000
1910 $139,438,000
1911 $136,452,000
1912 $128,543,000
1913 $127,053,000
1914 $143,105,000
1915 $149,311,000
1916 $165,646,000
1917 $1,357,616,000
1918 $652,504,000
1919 $1,971,645,000
1920 $628,726,000
1921 $768,532,000
1922 $508,155,000
1923 $330,607,000
1924 $302,855,000
1925 $308,810,000
1926 $310,591,000
1927 $332,071,000
1928 $348,332,000
1929 $383,143,000
1930 $364,693,000
1931 $403,243,000
1932 $359,199,000
1933 $571,927,000
1934 $352,433,000
1935 $346,296,000
1936 $489,005,000
1937 $529,059,000
1938 $524,772,000
1939 $673,792,000
1940 $1,137,608,000
1941 $4,465,684,000
1942 $21,149,323,000
1943 $31,043,134,000
1944 $21,796,913,000
1945 $29,190,924,000
1946 $24,171,930,000
1947 $4,647,136,000
1948 $3,693,256,000
1949 $3,740,389,000
1950 $4,323,304,000
1951 $12,560,976,000
1952 $16,782,071,000
1953 $13,229,540,000
1954 $9,440,809,000
1955 $9,834,030,000
1956 $9,640,059,000
1957 $10,207,758,000
1958 $10,548,582,000
1959 $11,862,193,000
1960 $11,262,512,000
1961 $12,715,000,000
1962 $14,626,000,000
1963 $14,678,000,000
1964 $14,450,000,000
1965 $14,855,000,000
1966 $19,185,000,000
1967 $21,190,000,000
1968 $20,781,000,000
1969 $21,552,000,000
1970 $22,444,000,000
1971 $21,731,000,000
1972 $24,028,000,000
1973 $25,350,000,000
1974 $26,860,000,000
1975 $27,934,000,000
1976 $31,480,000,000
1977 $36,538,000,000
1978 $39,504,000,000
1979 $41,694,000,000
1980 $47,041,000,000
1981 $57,446,000,000
1982 $68,607,000,000
1983 $81,534,000,000
1984 $81,709,000,000
1985 $99,015,000,000
1986 $96,113,000,000
1987 $93,500,000,000
1988 $100,281,000,000
1989 $97,675,000,000
1990 $99,977,000,000
1991 $103,470,000,000
1992 $90,311,000,000
1993 $83,198,000,000
1994 $78,055,000,000
1995 $76,873,000,000
1996 $79,966,000,000
1997 $79,531,000,000
1998 $80,696,000,000
1999 $84,028,000,000
2000 $88,795,000,000
2001 $95,501,000,000
2002 $102,376,000,000
2003 $124,057,000,000
2004 $124,284,000,000


Notes:

Data provided above are derived from sometimes inconsistent and conflicting sources. Retrospectively published budget data often conflicts with originally published budget data; the difference for a specific year can consist of several million dollars.

Post World War II budget statistics can be particularly confusing. Two important categories of fiscal data from that era are Total Obligational Authority (TOA) and Budget Authority (BA). Total Obligational Authority represents the value of direct defense programs for each fiscal year, regardless of financing. Budget Authority permits the obligation of funds for immediate and future disbursement and is associated with the year the authority takes effect. Generally, the difference between TOA and BA stems from the application of receipts that offset total budget authority.

Statistics for the years 1789 to 1793 are administrative budget figures taken from Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, Part 2 (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1975): 1114-1115.

Statistics for the years 1794 to 1960 are taken from the "Amount appropriated" column of Statement 8, "Expenditures of the Navy, 1794 through 30 June1960" in the 1960 edition of Financial Report Fiscal Year 1960 by the Department of the Navy, Office of the Comptroller (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1960): 43-44.

Statistics for 1961, 1962 and 1963 are taken from the "Financial Summary" in the 1969 annual report of the Secretary of Defense.

Statistics for 1964 through 1977 are taken from the "Appropriation Summary" in the March 1978 edition of Historical Budget Data by the Department of the Navy, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office,1978): 4-6.

Statistics for 1978 through 1984 are taken from the "Appropriation Summary" in the February 1985 edition of Historical Budget Data by the Department of the Navy, Office of the Comptroller (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office,1985):4-5.

Statistics from 1985 to 2004 are taken from the "Department of Defense - Budget Authority by Component" tables in the 1989, 1992, 1998, 2002, and 2005 annual reports of the Secretary of Defense. These published sources are widely available in libraries including US Government Depository libraries. The annual editions of The Budget of the United States Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30 also contain budget totals for categories ranging from types of military personnel to aircraft, ships, facilities, construction, medicine and ordnance, etc.

Budget totals for the years 1961 through 1984 are Total Obligational Authority (TOA) totals.

Budget totals for the years 1985 through 2004 are Budget Authority (BA) totals.