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Union Navy

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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[citation needed] 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.

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United States Navy
Naval jack of the United States (1859–1861) at the start of the U.S. Civil War
Founded13 October 1775 (1775-10-13)[1]
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States_%281863-1865%29.svg United States
RoleSea control
Maritime security
Size84,415 personnel
671 vessels
Part ofSeal_of_the_United_States_Department_of_the_Navy.svg Department of the Navy
Motto(s)"Semper Fortis" (English: "Always Courageous" (official))
ColorsBlue and gold[2][3]
Anniversaries13 October
Commander-in-ChiefUS_Presidential_Flag_Army_1898.svg President Abraham Lincoln
Secretary of the NavyFlag_of_the_United_States_Secretary_of_the_Navy.svg Gideon Welles
Admiral in ChiefDavid Farragut