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United States Navy
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This is a list of auxiliaries of the United States Navy. It covers the various types of ships that support the frontline combat vessels of the United States Navy.

Ship status is indicated as either currently active [A] (including ready reserve), inactive [I], or precommissioning [P]. Ships in the inactive category include only ships in the inactive reserve, ships which have been disposed from US service have no listed status. Ships in the precommissioning category include ships under construction or on order.

Crane Ships (AB)

Colliers (AC)

Further information: Collier (ship)

Auxiliary Minelayers (ACM)

Main article: List of mine warfare vessels of the United States Navy § Auxiliary Minelayers (ACM)

Auxiliary Crane Ships (T-ACS)

Gopher State-class

Other classes

Auxiliary Aircraft Carriers (ACV)

The Auxiliary aircraft carriers (ACV) were redesignated Escort aircraft carriers (CVE).

Main article: List of United States Navy escort aircraft carriers

Destroyer Tenders (AD)

Further information: Destroyer tender

Altair-class

Dixie-class

Cascade-class

Hamul-class

Klondike-class

Shenandoah-class

Alcor-class

Samuel Gompers-class

Yellowstone-class

(AD-45) - canceled unnamed

Degaussing Ships (ADG)

Main article: List of mine warfare vessels of the United States Navy § Degaussing Ships (ADG)

Ammunition Ships (AE)

Further information: Ammunition ship

Lassen-class

Mount Hood-class

Fomalhaut-class

Suribachi-class

Nitro-class

Andromeda-class

Kilauea-class

Auxiliary floating drydock

Main article: Auxiliary floating drydock

Large Auxiliary Repair Docks (ABSD)

Reclassified as Large Auxiliary Floating Dry Docks (AFDB) in August 1946.

Large Auxiliary Floating Dry Docks (AFDB)

Main article: Auxiliary floating drydock § Large Auxiliary Floating Dry Docks (AFDB)

Small Auxiliary Floating Dry Docks (AFDL)

Main article: Auxiliary floating drydock § Small Auxiliary Floating Dry Docks (AFD - AFDL)

Medium Auxiliary Floating Dry Docks (AFDM)

Main article: Auxiliary floating drydock § Medium Auxiliary Floating Dry Docks (AFDM)

All AFDMs were classified as YFDs until 1945.

Auxiliary Repair Docks (ARD)

Main article: Auxiliary floating drydock § Auxiliary Repair Docks (ARD)

Medium Auxiliary Repair Docks (ARDM)

Yard Floating Drydocks (YFD)

Main article: List of yard and district craft of the United States Navy § Yard Floating Drydocks (YFD)

All YFDs were reclassified as AFDMs in 1945.

Provisions Store Ships (AF, T-AF)

Combat Stores Ships (AFS, T-AFS)

Further information: Combat stores ship

Mars-class combat stores ships

Sirius-class combat stores ships

Miscellaneous Ships (AG, T-AG)

For similar lists of 'miscellaneous' ships see List of unclassified miscellaneous vessels of the United States Navy (IX) and List of yard and district craft of the United States Navy § District Auxiliary, Miscellaneous (YAG)

Icebreakers (AGB)

Amphibious Force Command Ships (AGC)

Main article: List of United States Navy amphibious warfare ships § Amphibious Force Flagship (AGC)

Deep Submergence Support Ship (T-AGDS)

Hydrofoil Research Ship (AGEH)

Environmental Research Ships (AGER)

Signals intelligence collection vessels.

Main article: Technical research ship § Environmental research ship (AGER)

Banner-class

Command Ships (AGF)

Missile Range Instrumentation Ships (T-AGM)

Main article: Tracking ship § United States Navy/United States Air Force

Major Communications Relay Ships (AGMR)

Oceanographic Research Ships (T-AGOR)

"AGOR" redirects here. For the Greek basketball club sometimes called "AGOR", see Rethymno Aegean B.C.

Robert D. Conrad-class

Eltanin-class

Melville-class

Hayes-class

Diver-class

Gyre-class

Thomas G. Thompson-class

Kilo Moana-class

Neil Armstrong-class

Ocean Surveillance Ships (T-AGOS)

Stalwart-class

Victorious-class

Impeccable-class

Motor Torpedo Boat Tenders (AGP)

Radar Picket Ships (AGR)

Further information: Radar picket § Converted merchant ships

Guardian-class radar picket ship

All Guardian-class ships were originally classed as YAGR but were then reclassed as AGR in 1958.

Surveying Ships (AGS)

Further information: Survey ship

Bowditch-class

Other classes

Silas Bent-class

Other classes

Pathfinder-class

Coastal Survey Ships (AGSC)

Auxiliary Submarines (AGSS)

Main article: List of submarines of the United States Navy

Technical Research Ships (AGTR)

Signals intelligence collection vessels.

Further information: Technical research ship

Oxford-class

Belmont-class

Hospital Ships (AH)

Main article: List of United States Navy hospital ships

Further information: Hospital ship

Comfort-class

Haven-class

Mercy-class

Dry Cargo Ships (AK, T-AK)

Attack Cargo Ships (AKA)

Main article: List of United States Navy amphibious warfare ships § Attack Cargo Ship (AKA)

Cargo Ship Dock (T-AKD)

Advanced Auxiliary Dry Cargo Ships (T-AKE)

Advanced Auxiliary Dry Cargo Ships (T-AKE) are designed to deliver ammunition, provisions, stores, spare parts, potable water and petroleum products via underway replenishment; they effectively combine the missions of Ammunition Ships (AE) and Combat Stores Ships (AFS, T-AFS) along with a limited refueling capability.

Lewis and Clark-class

Small Cargo Ships (AKL)

Net Cargo Ships (AKN)

Vehicle Cargo Ships (T-AKR)

Further information: Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off

Cape-T-class

Algol-class

Shughart-Class

Gordon-Class

Bob Hope-class

Watson-class

Other classes

General Stores Issue Ships (AKS)

Aircraft Transports (AKV, T-AKV)

Auxiliary Minesweepers

Minesweepers (AM)

Main article: List of mine warfare vessels of the United States Navy § Minesweepers (AM)

Auxiliary Base Minesweepers (AMb)

Main article: List of mine warfare vessels of the United States Navy § Auxiliary Base Minesweepers (AMb)

Coastal Minesweepers (AMc)

Main article: List of mine warfare vessels of the United States Navy § Coastal Minesweepers (AMc)

Coastal Minesweepers (Underwater Locator) (AMCU)

Main article: List of mine warfare vessels of the United States Navy § Coastal Minesweepers (Underwater Locator) (AMCU)

Ocean Minesweepers (AMS)

Main article: List of mine warfare vessels of the United States Navy § Ocean Minesweepers (AMS)

Net Laying Ships (AN)

Further information: Net laying ship § US Navy

All of the following ships were originally classed as Yard Net Tenders, see List of yard and district craft of the United States Navy § Yard Net Tenders (YN) for the original hull numbers.

Aloe-class net laying ships

Ailanthus-class net laying ships

Cohoes-class net laying ships

Fleet Oilers (AO, T-AO)

Main article: List of United States Navy oilers § Fleet Oilers (AO)

Fast Combat Support Ships (AOE, T-AOE)

Main article: List of United States Navy oilers § Fast Combat Support Ships (AOE)

Gasoline Tankers (AOG, T-AOG)

Patapsco class

Halawa class

Mettawee class

Klickitat class

Other / unknown classes

Replenishment Oilers (AOR)

Main article: List of United States Navy oilers § Fleet Replenishment Oilers (AOR)

Oiler Submarines (AOSS)

Main article: List of submarines of the United States Navy

Oil Transporters (T-AOT)

Main article: List of United States Navy oilers § Transport Oilers (AOT)

Transports (AP, T-AP)

Further information: Troopship

Attack Transports (APA)

Main article: List of United States Navy amphibious warfare ships § Attack Transport (APA)

Self-Propelled Barracks Ships (APB)

Benewah-class barracks ships

All ships of this class were based on LST hulls, but less than half were converted from actual LSTs.

Other class

Coastal Transports (APC)

Small Coastal Transports (APc)

APc-1-class small coastal transports:

High-speed Transports (APD)

Main article: List of United States Navy amphibious warfare ships § High-speed Transport (APD)

Evacuation Transports (APH)

Further information: Evacuation transport

Barracks Craft (APL)

Further information: Type B ship § Barracks Barge

APL-2 class

APL-17 class

APL-41 class

APL-53 class

Other classes

APL-61 class

APL-65 class

APL-67 class

Mechanized Artillery Transports (APM)

Main article: List of United States Navy amphibious warfare ships § Mechanized Artillery Transports (APM)

Transport Submarines (APS, APSS)

Main article: List of submarines of the United States Navy

Transport and Aircraft Ferries (APV)

Repair Ships (AR)

Main article: Repair ship § United States Navy

Battle Damage Repair Ships (ARB)

Base Repair Ship (ARb)

Cable Repair Ships (ARC)

Further information: Cable layer

Neptune-class

Zeus-class

Two other Navy vessels performed cable support operations without the ARC hull classification: USS Nashawena (AG-142 / YAG-35) and Kailua (IX-71).

Internal Combustion Engine Repair Ships (ARG)

Aroostook-class

Luzon-class

Basilan-class

Other ships

Heavy-hull Repair Ship (ARH)

Landing Craft Repair Ships (ARL)

Achelous-class repair ship

Rescue and Salvage Ships (ARS)

Main article: Rescue and salvage ship

Lapwing-class

Diver-class

Unknown class

Anchor-class

Ex-commercial vessels

Weight-class

Tackle-class

Bolster-class

Safeguard-class

Salvage Lifting Vessels (ARSD)

Salvage Craft Tenders (ARST)

Aircraft Repair Ships (ARV, ARV(E), ARV(A))

Chourre-class

Aventinus-class

Fabius-class

Helicopter Aircraft Repair Ships (ARVH)

Submarine Tenders (AS)

Main article: Submarine tender § United States

Fulton-class

Griffin-class

Ex-commercial ships

Aegir-class

Uncertain class

Hunley-class

Simon Lake-class

L. Y. Spear-class

Emory S. Land-class

Submarine Rescue Vessels (ASR)

Further information: Submarine rescue ship

Lapwing-class

Chanticleer-class

Penguin-class

Pigeon-class

Cargo Transport Submarines (ASSA)

Main article: List of submarines of the United States Navy

Fleet Tugs (AT)

Sonoma-class

Arapaho-class

Further information: Type V ship § Arapaho-class fleet tug WW1

Bagaduce-class

Further information: Type V ship § Bagaduce-class tugboat WW1

Cherokee-class

Further information: Type V ship § Cherokee-class tugboat

Abnaki-class

Further information: Type V ship § Abnaki-class tugboat

Sotoyomo-class

Further information: Type V ship § Sotoyomo-class tugboat

Lapwing-class

Auxiliary Ocean Tugs (ATA, T-ATA)

The first ten boats of the Sotoyomo-class were originally classed as Fleet Tugs (AT), as were ATA-146, ATA-166, and ATA-167.

Sotoyomo-class

ATA-214-class

Other classes

Fleet Ocean Tugs (ATF, T-ATF)

All tugs of the Cherokee and Abnaki classes were reclassed from Fleet Tugs (AT) on 15 May 1944.

Cherokee-class

Abnaki-class

Powhatan-class

Fleet Tugs, Old (ATO)

The Fleet Tug Old classification was created on 15 May 1944, several Fleet Tugs received this classification at this time without a change of hull number.

Sonoma-class

Bagaduce-class

Lapwing-class

Rescue Tugs (ATR)

ART-1 class

Sotoyomo-class

Salvage and Rescue Ships (ATS)

Edenton-class

ATS-4 and ATS-5 skipped

Navajo-class

Seaplane Tenders (AV)

Ships which have functioned as seaplane tenders without the AV designation include the USS Mississippi (BB-23) in 1914, the USS Ajax (AG-15) in 1924-1925, and the USS Christiana (IX-80 / YAG-32) in WW2.[13]

Wright-class

Jason-class

Langley-class

Curtiss-class[14]

Patoka-class

Currituck class

Tangier-class

Pocomoke-class

Chandeleur-class

Kenneth Whiting-class

unknown class

Ashland-class

Advance Aviation Base Ships (AVB, T-AVB)

Seaplane Catapult, Light (AVC)

Destroyer Seaplane Tenders (AVD)

Clemson-class[16]

Auxiliary aircraft escort vessels (AVG)

The Auxiliary aircraft escort vessels (AVG) were redesignated Auxiliary aircraft carriers (ACV) and then Escort aircraft carriers (CVE).

Main article: List of United States Navy escort aircraft carriers

Guided Missile Ships (AVM)

Small Seaplane Tenders (AVP)

Lapwing-class[16]

Clemson-class

Barnegat-class

Aviation Stores Issue Ships (AVS)

Aircraft Transports (AVT)

Auxiliary Aircraft Landing Training Ships (AVT)

Distilling Ships (AW)

Further information: Distilling ship

Stag-class

Pasig-class

Lighter-than-Air Aircraft Tender (AZ)

Miscellaneous Classifications (IX)

Main article: List of unclassified miscellaneous vessels of the United States Navy

Yard and District Craft (Y)

Main article: List of yard and district craft of the United States Navy

Pre-1920 craft

Screw Tugs

World War I (ID) series

Civilian cargo ships, tankers, transports, etc., were registered during World War I for potential use and given "ID" identification numbers in the "ID/SP" numbering series.

Main article: Section patrol craft § Identification numbers (ID)

See also

References

  1. ^ "WEST ELCASCO (AK-33)".
  2. ^ a b "H-039-5: The Explosion of Ammunition Ship USS Mount Hood (AE-11), 10 November 1944".
  3. ^ a b c d e "Notable U.S. Navy Ships Lost Since World War II". US Naval Institute. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  4. ^ Dead Reckoning: The Pollux-Truxton Disaster
  5. ^ "The Attack on the USNS Card". October 7, 2015.
  6. ^ NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AOG-24 Sheepscot
  7. ^ "APc-21". Retrieved 4 December 2009.
  8. ^ "Repair and Berthing Barges YR YRB YRBM YRDH YRDM YRR". Shipbuildinghistory.com. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  9. ^ LST-53
  10. ^ Pursuivant
  11. ^ NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive - AT-12 / ATO-12 Sonoma
  12. ^ USS Partridge.com
  13. ^ "World Aircraft Carriers List: US Seaplane Tenders: Miscellaneous".
  14. ^ "World Aircraft Carriers List: US Seaplane Tenders: Heavy Tenders".
  15. ^ "Aircraft Catapult Barge (AVC)".
  16. ^ a b "World Aircraft Carriers List: US Seaplane Tenders: Small Tenders".