What is fleet?

  • (verb): Move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart.
    Synonyms: flit, flutter, dart
    See also — Additional definitions below


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

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Some articles on fleet:

USS Midway (CV-41) - Early Operations and Deployment With The 6th Fleet
... Atlantic Fleet training schedule, with Norfolk her homeport ... for the first of her annual deployments with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean. 1954 for a world cruise, sailing via the Cape of Good Hope for Taiwan, where she joined the 7th Fleet for operations in the Western Pacific until 28 June ...
Great White Fleet - Effects On Fleet Operations
... Experience gained by the cruise led to improvements in formation steaming, coal economy and morale ... Gunnery exercises doubled the fleet's accuracy ...
V Boat - Background
... begun to wish for submarines 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 ... Spear, proposed two preliminary fleet-boat designs for consideration in the Navy's 1914 program ...
USS Ranger (CV-61) - Service - 1950s
... of 1958 in pilot qualification training for Air Group 14 and fleet exercises along the California coast ... Caldwell, Commander, Carrier Division Two, to join the Seventh Fleet ... Ranger launched more than 7,000 sorties in support of 7th Fleet operations ...
USS Antietam (CV-36) - Service History - Later Years
... that summer and, in August, transited the Panama Canal to join the Atlantic Fleet ... 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.
  • (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.
  • (noun): Group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership.

Famous quotes containing the word fleet:

    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)

    They ... fleet the time carelessly, as they did in the golden world.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    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)