Just noticed that the United States Ship Battle Force Count as of 4/28/20 is 299.
112 Surface combatants (including, finally, USS Zumwalt)
33 Amphibious warfare ships
11 Mine warfare ships
The remainder are combat support ships, fleet support ships or auxiliary ships.
If we make it to 300 ships, that will be the first time we have hit that plateau since about the summer of 2003 when we dropped below 300. We bottomed out at 271 in 2015.
The bad news.
Much of that gain is in Littoral Combat Ships, which increased from 5 to 21.
Quantity has increased.
Quality not so much.