The United States Navy is the naval warfare branch of the US Military, founded on 13 October 1775 as the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War. The US Navy had 328,194 personnel, 430 ships, and 3,700+ aircraft in naval aviation, and the USN became the most powerful navy in the world after its complete destruction of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. The Navy SEALs and naval aviation are two other branches of the US Navy apart from ships, and the US Navy encompasses ships, planes, and ground forces.