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Naval fleet

Largest naval formation of warships controlled by a single leader / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A fleet or naval fleet is a large formation of warships – the largest formation in any navy – controlled by one leader.[1] A fleet at sea is the direct equivalent of an army on land.

A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. In four descending columns, from left to right: Maestrale, De Grasse; USS John C. Stennis, Charles de Gaulle, Surcouf; USS Port Royal, HMS Ocean, USS John F. Kennedy, HNLMS Van Amstel ; and Luigi Durand de la Penne