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Ships of the
United States Navy
Ships grouped alphabetically
Ships grouped by type

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.

Crane Ships (AB)

Colliers (AC)

Main article: Collier (ship)

Auxiliary Crane Ships (T-ACS)

Destroyer Tenders (AD)

Main article: Destroyer tender

Degaussing Ships (YDG, ADG)

Main articles: List of mine warfare vessels of the United States Navy § Degaussing Ships (ADG), and List of mine warfare vessels of the United States Navy § Degaussing Craft (YDG)

Ammunition Ships (AE)

Main article: Ammunition ship

Auxiliary floating drydock

Main article: Auxiliary floating drydock

Large Auxiliary Floating Dry Docks (AFDB)

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

Medium Auxiliary Floating Dry Docks (AFDM)

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

Small Auxiliary Floating Dry Docks (AFDL)

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

Yard Floating Drydocks (YFD)

Auxiliary Repair Docks (ARD)

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

Medium Auxiliary Repair Docks (ARDM)

Large Auxiliary Repair Docks (ABSD)

Provisions Store Ships (AF, T-AF)

Combat Stores Ships (AFS, T-AFS)

Main article: Combat stores ship

Miscellaneous Ships (AG, T-AG)

For a similar list of 'miscellaneous' ships see List of unclassified miscellaneous vessels of the United States Navy

Icebreakers (AGB)

Amphibious Force Command Ships (AGC)

Deep Submergence Support Ship (T-AGDS)

Hydrofoil Research Ship (AGEH)

Environmental Research Ships (AGER)

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

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.

Ocean Surveillance Ships (T-AGOS)

Motor Torpedo Boat Tenders (AGP)

Radar Picket Ships (AGR)

Further information: Radar picket § Converted merchant ships

Guardian-class radar picket ship

Surveying Ships (AGS)

Main article: Survey ship

Coastal Survey Ships (AGSC)

Technical Research Ships (AGTR)

Main article: Technical research ship

Hospital Ships (AH)

Main article: Hospital ship

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)

Small Cargo Ships (AKL)

Net Cargo Ships (AKN)

Vehicle Cargo Ships (T-AKR)

General Stores Issue Ships (AKS)

Aircraft Transports (AKV, T-AKV)

Net Laying Ships (AN)

Main article: Net laying ship § US Navy

Aloe-class net laying ship

Ailanthus-class net laying ship

Cohoes-class net laying ship

Fleet Oilers, Fleet Replenishment Oilers (AO, T-AO)

Main articles: United States Navy oiler and 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)

Replenishment Oilers (AOR)

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

Oil Transporters (T-AOT)

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

Transports (AP, T-AP)

Main article: Troopship

Attack Transports (APA)

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

Self-Propelled Barracks Ships (APB)

Coastal Transports (APC)

Small Coastal Transports (APc)

APc-1-class small coastal transports:

High-speed Transports (APD)

Evacuation Transports (APH)

Main article: Evacuation transport

Barracks Craft (APL)

APL-2-class barracks ship

APL-17-class barracks ship

APL-41-class barracks ship

Mechanized Artillery Transports (APM)

Transport and Aircraft Ferries (APV)

Repair Ships (AR)

Main article: Repair ship § United States Navy

Battle Damage Repair Ships (ARB)

Cable Repair Ships (ARC)

Further information: Cable layer

Internal Combustion Engine Repair Ships (ARG)

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

Citations[1][2]

Salvage Lifting Vessels (ARSD)

Salvage Craft Tenders (ARST)

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

Helicopter Aircraft Repair Ships (ARVH)

Submarine Tenders (AS)

Main article: Submarine tender § United States

Submarine Rescue Vessels (ASR)

Main article: Submarine rescue ship

Fleet Tugs (AT)

Auxiliary Ocean Tugs (ATA, T-ATA)

Fleet Ocean Tugs (ATF, T-ATF)

Fleet Tugs, Old (ATO)

Rescue Tugs (ATR)

Salvage and Rescue Ships (ATS)

Seaplane Tenders (AV)

Advance Aviation Base Ships (AVB, T-AVB)

Destroyer Seaplane Tenders (AVD)

Guided Missile Ships (AVM)

Small Seaplane Tenders (AVP)

Aviation Stores Issue Ships (AVS)

Aircraft Transports (AVT)

Distilling Ships (AW)

Main article: Distilling ship

Lighter-than-Air Aircraft Tender (AZ)

Miscellaneous Classifications (IX)

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

Screw Tugs

Yard Ferry Boats or Launches (YFB)

Yard Motor Tugs (YMT)

Yard Net Tenders (YN)

Net Tender Tugs (YNT)

Yard Tugs (YT)

Large Harbor Tugs (YTB)

Small Harbor Tugs (YTL)

Medium Harbor Tugs (YTM)

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.msc.navy.mil/inventory/ships.asp?ship=188 "MSC ship inventory Rescue and Salvage Ships"
  2. ^ http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=4625&tid=150&ct=4 US Navy fact file: "Rescue and Salvage Ships"