Naval Station Everett, which is located in Everett, Washington, is the navy’s most modern facility. Located around 25 miles north of Seattle, the base was built very recently in 1994. Naval Station Everett was designed for, and is currently used for, the storage of the Navy Carrier Strike Group. There are currently 2 destroyers, 1 nuclear powered aircraft carrier and 3 frigates stationed at NS Everett, as well as several Coast Guard boats.
The base is fairly large, both in physical size and in population. Currently, there are around 6,000 sailors and civil service people assigned to Naval Station Everett. The USS Ingrahan and USS Ford were the first 2 ships to be sent to NS Everett. They were later to be followed by 5 more full-sized ships. The initial two arrived on September 3, 1904, shortly after the station was officially opened. Later, in 1999, navy officials selected Naval Station Everett to be the homeport of 1 of 3 new nuclear powered aircraft carriers the navy was building for addition to the Pacific Fleet.