Quick Links to US Navy Auxiliary Ship Types, 1946-1979

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AGC: Amphibious Force Flagships (to LCC 1968)
AKA: Attack Cargo Ships (to LKA 1968)
APA: Attack Transports (to LPA 1968)
AD: Destroyer Tenders
AGP: Patrol Craft Tenders
AR: Repair Ships (see AD 21-22)
ARB: Battle Damage Repair Ships
ARVH: Aircraft Repair Ship (Helicopter) (see AV-5)
AS: Submarine Tenders
AV: Seaplane Tenders
AVB: Advance Aviation Base Ships (AVB 1-2)
AE: Ammunition Ships
AF: Provision Storeships (later Store Ships)
AFS: Combat Store Ships
AK: Cargo Ships
AKD: Cargo Ship, Dock
AKL: Light Cargo Ships
AKS: General Stores Issue Ships (later Stores Issue Ships)
AKV: Cargo Ship and Aircraft Ferry
LSV: Vehicle Cargo Ships (to AKR, Vehicle Cargo Ships, 1969)
AP: Transports
APB: Self-Propelled Barracks Ships
APC: Small Coastal Transports
APL: Barracks Ships (later Craft) (Non-Self Propelled)
AO: Oilers
AOE: Fast Combat Support Ships
AOG: Gasoline Tankers
AOR: Replenishment Oilers
ASR: Submarine Rescue Vessels (later Ships)
ATA: Auxiliary Ocean Tugs
ATF: Fleet Ocean Tugs
ATS: Salvage and Rescue Ships
ADG: Degaussing Vessels (later Ships) (from YDG 1955)
AG: Miscellaneous Auxiliaries
AGB: Ice Breakers (AG until 1949)
AGDS: Auxiliary Deep Submergence Support Ships
AGER: Environmental Research Ships
AGF: Misc. Command Ships (ex AVP-55 (q.v.), LPD-3, and LPD-11)
AGM: Missile Range Instrumentation Ships
AGOR: Oceanographic Research Ships
AGR: Radar Picket Ships (Ocean Radar Station Ships, YAGR, to 1958)
AGS: Surveying Ships
AGSC: Coastal Surveying Ships
AGTR: Technical Research Ships
AN: Net Laying Ships (to ANL 1969)
ARC: Cable Repairing Ships
AVM: Guided Missile Ship (see AV-11)
IX: Unclassified Misc.
YAG: Miscellaneous Auxiliary Service Craft
YAGR: Ocean Radar Station Ships (see AGR)
ACM: Auxiliary Mine Layers (to MMA 1955)
MM: Minelayer, Fleet (to MMF 1955, see CM-5)
MMC: Minelayers, Coastal (offshore and conversions)
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