Italicized figures above indicate target for Year.
The figures for 1775 - 1942 were derived from the Bureau of Naval Personnel Annual Report, Navy and Marine Corps Military Personnel Statistics, 30 June 1960.
Figures for 1943 - 1959 were derived from Annual Report Navy and Marine Corps Military Personnel Statistics, 30 June 1959.
Figures for 1960 - 1992 were derived from the Bureau of Naval Personnel's quarterly Navy Military Personnel Statistics. The Bureau of Naval Personnel published monthly personnel statistics for the period 30 June 1941 to 1992. For those years, the highest personnel strength for the year is listed above.
The figures for 1993 to 2005 were obtained directly from the Bureau of Naval Personnel.
The figures from 2006 to the present are fiscal year end-strength numbers taken from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy Financial Management and Comptroller website.