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The Union Navy was the United States Navy (USN) during the American Civil War, when it fought the Confederate States Navy (CSN). The term is sometimes used carelessly to include vessels of war used on the rivers of the interior while they were under the control of the United States Army, also called the Union Army.
|United States Navy|
|Founded||13 October 1775 (1775-10-13)|
|Size||84,415 personnel |
|Part of||Department of the Navy|
|Motto(s)||"Semper Fortis" (English: "Always Courageous" (official))|
|Colors||Blue and gold|
|Commander-in-Chief||President Abraham Lincoln|
|Secretary of the Navy||Gideon Welles|
|Admiral in Chief||David Farragut|