The list of auxiliary ship classes in service includes all auxiliary ships in naval service in the world. For combatant ships, see the list of naval ship classes in service.

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Command and support ships

Command ships

River command ships

Amphibious command ships

Minecraft command and support ships

Multi-role support ships

Medical ships

Hospital ships

Medical evacuation ships

Ambulance transport ships

Ambulance craft

Ammunition ships

Missile/rocket ammunition ships

Replenishment ships

Fast combat support ships


Replenishment oilers

Transport tankers and oilers

Coastal tankers

Water tankers


Buoy tenders

Buoy tugs

Dive tenders

Submarine tenders

Degaussing ships

Repair ships

Dry docks

Engineering vessels


Crane ships

Construction ships

Cable laying ships

Surveillance and intelligence vessels

Ocean surveillance ships

Electronic surveillance ships

Missile tracking ships

Research and scientific vessels

Acoustic research vessels

Survey vessels

Hydro-oceanographic Survey vessels

Oceanographic Research vessels

Polar Oceanographic Research vessels


Lake icebreakers

Electronic surveillance icebreakers

Electronic surveillance / hydrographic research icebreakers

Polar icebreakers

Polar patrol icebreakers

Polar research icebreakers

Polar oceanographic research icebreakers

Icebreaking tugs

Logistical support ships

Multi role vessels

General cargo ships

Container ships

Prepositioning ships

Vehicle ships

Aviation logistics ships

Barge Carrier ships

Troop ships

Polar logistics ships

Rescue and salvage ships

Heavy-lift ships

Salvage ships

Salvage tugs

Fire tugs

Search and Rescue Vessels

Submarine Rescue ships

Torpedo recovery vessels

Pollution control ships


Anchor tugs

Supply tugs

Harbour tugs

Coastal tugs

Offshore tugs

Fleet tugs

Training ships

See Category:Training ships


See also