Q: Is navy projection of force into areas beyond a country's shores? ¶
A: Yes, The strategic defensive purpose of a navy is to frustrate seaborne projection-of-force by enemies.
Q: Is navy referred to as ships rather than vessels? ¶
A: Yes, and with the exception of submarines, which are known as boats.
Q: Was navy not established until the Southern Song dynasty in the 12th century? ¶
A: Yes, and a time when gunpowder was a revolutionary new application to warfare.
Q: Was navy considered the third strongest in the world on the eve of the Russo-Japanese War? ¶
A: Yes, and which turned to be a catastrophe for the Russian military in general and the Russian Navy in particular.
Q: Is navy the extended duty tours and close conditions which afford almost no privacy? ¶