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Check Out The 3 Types Of Submarines Owned By The US Navy (Photos)

The maritime military service branch of the US Army is known to be one of the most powerful naval forces in the world today. And this is mostly because of their advancement in terms of marine technology.

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The US Navy and a fleet of nothing less than 66 armed submarines in their naval base and as large as the number may seem, they are still 3 variations between the structure and function of the US Navy submarines.

In this article, we will be taking a look at the 3 types of submarines owned by the US Navy and how they are used.

1. Cruise Missile Submarines:

This US submarine is specifically tasked with the duty of carrying, delivering and launching cruise missiles from US maritime coasts.

Photo Credit: Medium

2. Ballistic Missile Submarines:

This submarine was specially created for launching ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads.

Photo Credit: US Strategic Command

3. Attack Submarines:

Also known as the "hunter-killer", this US submarine is was made to take down enemy submarines.

Photo Credit: The National Interest

Those are the 3 types of submarines being used by the United States Navy.

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