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National Defense Reserve Fleet Archive

A historic photograph of a defense reserve fleet.

The NDRF fleet can change from month-to-month depending on national defense needs, international relations, advances in technology, and cooperative efforts amongst U.S. Federal agencies. To gain an understanding of how it can fluctuate, see the links below, each listing the full NDRF vessel list for the respective month.







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For questions about the NDRF archives or historical operations, contact MARAD's Office of Ship Operations

Last updated: Friday, January 7, 2022