What is fleet?


A fleet is a collection of ships or vehicles, with many specific connotations:

Read more about Fleet.

Some articles on fleet:

V Boat - Background
... that could operate in closer collaboration with the surface fleet than the Navy's existing classes, which had been designed primarily for coastal defense ... These notional "fleet" submarines would necessarily be larger and better armed, but primarily, they would need a surface speed of some 21 kn (24 mph 39 km/h) to be able to maneuver ... Spear, proposed two preliminary fleet-boat designs for consideration in the Navy's 1914 program ...
USS Ranger (CV-61) - Service - 1950s
... The carrier spent the remainder of 1958 in pilot qualification training for Air Group 14 and fleet exercises along the California coast ... Commander, Carrier Division Two, to join the Seventh Fleet ... launched more than 7,000 sorties in support of 7th Fleet operations ...
Great White Fleet - Effects On Fleet Operations
... Gunnery exercises doubled the fleet's accuracy ... However, the mission also underlined the fleet's dependence on foreign colliers and the need for coaling stations and auxiliary ships for coaling and ...
USS Antietam (CV-36) - Service History - Later Years
... The aircraft carrier returned home in April and rejoined the Pacific Reserve Fleet briefly ... later that summer and, in August, transited the Panama Canal to join the Atlantic Fleet ... During the intervening years, she participated in numerous fleet and independent ship's exercises ...

More definitions of "fleet":

  • (noun): A group of warships organized as a tactical unit.
  • (noun): A group of steamships operating together under the same ownership.
  • (noun): Group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership.
  • (verb): Move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart.
    Synonyms: flit, flutter, dart
  • (adj): Moving very fast.
    Example: "Fleet of foot"; "the fleet scurrying of squirrels"
    Synonyms: swift
  • (noun): Group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership.

Famous quotes containing the word fleet:

    On the middle of that quiet floor
    sits a fleet of small black ships,
    square-rigged, sails furled, motionless,
    their spars like burned matchsticks.
    Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)

    A city on th’ inconstant billows dancing;
    For so appears this fleet majestical.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
    Which I gaze on so fondly today,
    Were to change by tomorrow, and fleet in my arms,
    Like fairy-gifts fading away.
    Thomas Moore (1779–1852)