According the U.S. Naval Institute, a boat, generally speaking, is small enough to be carried aboard a larger vessel, and a vessel large enough to carry a smaller one is a ship. If it has a permanent crew with a commanding officer, it's usually a ship.
So, what does PMS stand for Navy?
Chief of Naval Operations Instruction. PMS. Program Manager, Ships. PMS. Preventive Maintenance System.
Additionally, who navsea 08?
In 1977, ERDA was combined with the Federal Energy Administration to form the U.S. Department of Energy. On the Navy side of the organization, the Bureau of Ships has transitioned since the 1950s to become the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), within which NR is Code 08, usually abbreviated NAVSEA 08 or SEA 08.
Is navsea part of DOD?
NAVSEA is the largest of the U.S. Navy's five systems commands, with a force of 74,000 civilian, military and contract support personnel and a fiscal year budget of nearly $30 billion—one quarter of the U.S. Navy's entire budget.
What is the most powerful ship in the Navy?
This is the USS Iowa, the first of the largest, most powerful battleship class ever in the United States Navy, equipped with nine 16-inch (406mm) guns that could fire nuclear shells—the only American ship in history with this capability.