Ships of the
United States Navy
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This is a list of United States Navy amphibious warfare ships. This type of ship has been in use with the US Navy since World War I. Ship status is indicated as either currently active [A], inactive [I], or precommissioning [P]. Ships in the inactive category include all that have been decommissioned. Ships in the precommissioning category include ships under construction or on order.

Amphibious Assault Ship (General Purpose) (LHA)

Main articles: Amphibious assault ship and Landing Helicopter Assault

America class

Main article: America-class amphibious assault ship

Tarawa class

Main article: Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship

Amphibious Assault Ship (Multi-Purpose) (LHD)

Main article: Landing helicopter dock

Wasp class

Main article: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship

Amphibious Cargo Ship (LKA)

Main article: Amphibious cargo ship

Amphibious Command Ship (LCC)

Adirondack-class command ship
Blue Ridge-class command ship
Mount McKinley-class command ship

Amphibious Force Flagship (AGC)

Main article: Amphibious command ship § World War II

Adirondack-class command ship
Appalachian-class command ship
Mount McKinley-class command ship
Stand-alone Coast Guard cutter conversion
Stand-alone gunboat conversion

Amphibious Transport (LPA)

Main article: Amphibious Transport

Amphibious Transport, Small (LPR)

Main article: Amphibious Transport, Small

Attack Cargo Ship (AKA)

Main article: Attack cargo ship

Attack Transport (APA)

Main article: Attack Transport

(Classes marked with also include Troop Transports (AP))

Arthur Middleton-class

Main article: Arthur Middleton-class attack transport


Main article: Bayfield-class attack transport

Crescent City-class

Main article: Crescent City-class attack transport


Main article: Doyen-class attack transport

Edward Rutledge-class

Frederick Funston class

Main article: Frederick Funston-class attack transport


Main article: Gilliam-class attack transport


Main article: Harris-class attack transport

Harry Lee-class


Main article: Haskell-class attack transport

(* cancelled in 1945)


Main article: Heywood-class attack transport

Joseph Hewes-class

John Penn-class


Main article: McCawley-class attack transport


Main article: Ormsby-class attack transport

Paul Revere-class

Main article: Paul Revere-class attack transport

President Jackson-class

Main article: President Jackson-class attack transport


Main article: Sumter-class attack transport


Main article: Windsor-class attack transport

Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF)

Main article: Expeditionary fast transport


Main article: Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport

Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD)

Main article: Expeditionary Transfer Dock

Montford Point class

Main article: Montford Point-class expeditionary transfer dock

Lewis B. Puller class

Main article: Lewis B. Puller-class expeditionary sea base

High-speed Transport (APD)

Main article: High-speed transport

High-speed Transport (APD) is not to be confused with hull code "HST", also for "High Speed Transport", currently assigned only to experimental high-speed catamaran designs, and high-speed catamarans chartered from private ferry companies.

Inshore Fire Support Ship (LFR)

Main article: Inshore Fire Support Ship

Landing Craft Infantry (LCI)

The United States Navy built 932 Landing Craft Infantry ships in World War II. A list can be found here.

Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM)

The United States Navy built 11,144 landing craft Motorized, designated "Landing Craft Mechanized" or "LCM", in World War II.[1]

Landing Craft Support (Large) (Mark 3), a.k.a. LCS(L)(3)

Main article: Landing Craft Support

Landing Platform Dock (LPD)

Main article: Landing Platform Dock

Austin class

Main article: Austin-class amphibious transport dock

Raleigh class

Main article: Raleigh-class amphibious transport dock

San Antonio class

Main article: San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock

Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH)

Main article: Landing Platform Helicopter

Iwo Jima class

Main article: Iwo Jima-class amphibious assault ship

The following ships are converted aircraft carriers that were numbered along with the Iwo Jima-class, though they are not a part of that class. These ships are older aircraft carrier types that did not or could not be upgraded to support increasingly larger and heavier aircraft

Landing Ship Dock (LSD)

Main article: Landing Ship Dock

Anchorage class

Main article: Anchorage-class dock landing ship

Ashland class

Main article: Ashland-class dock landing ship

Casa Grande class

Main article: Casa Grande-class dock landing ship

Harpers Ferry class

Main article: Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship

Thomaston class

Main article: Thomaston-class dock landing ship

Whidbey Island class

Main article: Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship

Landing Ship Medium (LSM)

Towards the end of World War II the United States Navy built 558 Landing Ship Medium (LSM) type vessels across three classes.

Landing Ship, Tank (LST)

The United States Navy built nearly 1,200 tank landing ships, classified as "Landing Ship, Tank" or "LST", from the World War II-era up through the early 1970s.[2]

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)

Main article: Littoral Combat Ship

Freedom class

Main article: Freedom-class littoral combat ship

Independence class

Main article: Independence-class littoral combat ship

Self-Propelled Barracks Ship (APB)

Main article: Barracks ship

Non Self-Propelled Barracks Ship (APL)

Vehicle Landing Ship (LSV)

Main article: Vehicle landing ship


  1. ^ Colton, Tim. "WWII Construction Records, Landing Craft". Colton Company. Archived from the original on June 22, 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-11.
  2. ^ Priolo, Gary P. (2005). "Tank Landing Ship (LST) Index". NavSource Online. NavSource Naval History. Retrieved 2007-12-11.