Can you tell a ship in the Nimitz class from one classified as a Ticonderoga class? Think you know the difference between America and Avenger ships, or vessels belonging to the Wasp, Freedom or Cyclone classes? If you consider yourself an expert at all things military, take our quiz to prove your Naval vessel IQ!
The U.S. military is all about order, and the ships used in battle are no exception. These ships are categorized by type -- aircraft carrier, destroyer or battleship, for example -- but also by class. Class focuses on the design of the ship, rather than its function, and vessels within the same class are often referred to as sister ships.
Interestingly enough, the names of the ship classes typically come from the first ship commissioned based on that design. That means Nimitz-class ships take their designation from the USS Nimitz, which was commissioned in 1975. In more recent years, Navy policy requires that the name for a class of ships actually comes from the first ship authorized by Congress within that class, not necessarily the first to be built or commissioned.
Think you can choose the correct class for each of these military vessels? Take out quiz to find out!