Ships of the United States Navy
Ships in current service
Ships grouped alphabetically
Ships grouped by type

List of United States Navy ships is a comprehensive listing of all ships that have been in service to the United States Navy during the history of that service. The US Navy maintains its official list of ships past and present at the Naval Vessel Register (NVR),[1] although it does not include early vessels. The NVR US Navy Inactive Classification Symbols[2] is a concise list of inactive definitions. The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships[3] includes much detail on historical ships, and was used as the basis for many of Wikipedia's ship articles.

Due to the large number of entries, this list has been divided into the lists to be found in the infobox:

See also



  1. ^ Naval Vessel Register Index Archived 2007-06-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "US Navy Inactive Classification Symbols". Naval Vessel Register. NAVSEA Shipbuilding Support Office. Archived from the original on 18 January 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships Index". Archived from the original on 2000-08-19. Retrieved 2008-05-11.