U. S. Navy Auxiliary Vessel Ship Types, 1946-1979


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Status. In this first phase of work the ship type and class pages will be created and the pages will be partly built with the three data tables on each ship class page mostly filled in. The class characteristics and class notes on the ship pages and the separate photo pages will follow in later phases. Work began in July 2021, as of mid-October 2021 the type pages and most of the class pages had been created but the latter were far from complete.


Amphibious Assault Ships (Auxiliary Types)


Links to Data Pages
AGC: Amphibious Force Flagships (to LCC 1968)
AKA: Attack Cargo Ships (to LKA 1968)
APA: Attack Transports (to LPA 1968)
Status
Partly built
Partly built
Partly built
#s Assigned
19-20
112-117
248-249

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Tenders and Repair Ships


Links to Data Pages
AD: Destroyer Tenders
AGP: Patrol Craft Tenders
AR: Repair Ships (see AD-22, AD-21, AD-28)
ARB: Battle Damage Repair Ships
ARVH: Aircraft Repair Ship (Helicopter) (see AV-5)
AS: Submarine Tenders
AV: Seaplane Tenders
AVB: Advance Aviation Base Ships
Status
Partly built
Partly built
--
Partly built
--
Partly built
Partly built
Partly built
#s Assigned
37-44
As LST
22-23, 28
13
1
31-41
21
1-2

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Cargo Ships


Links to Data Pages
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)
Status
Partly built
Partly built
Partly built
Partly built
Partly built
Partly built
Partly built
Partly built
Partly built
#s Assigned
21-35
48-64
1-7
237-282
1
1-45, 398
21-33
3-7
7-9

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Transports


Links to Data Pages
AP: Transports
APB: Self-Propelled Barracks Ships
APC: Small Coastal Transports
APL: Barracks Ships (later Craft) (Non-Self Propelled)
Status
Partly built
Partly built
Partly built
Partly built
#s Assigned
178-202
51
116-119
59

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Tankers


Links to Data Pages
AO: Oilers
--
T-AOT ex T-AO: Transport oilers
--
AOE: Fast Combat Support Ships
AOG: Gasoline Tankers
AOR: Replenishment Oilers
Status
Partly built
--
Partly built
--
Partly built
Partly built
Partly built
#s Assigned
110, 143-148, 177-180, 186
111-142, 149-176, 181-185
1-5
76-82
1-7

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Tugs and Salvage Ships


Links to Data Pages
ASR: Submarine Rescue Vessels (later Ships)
ATA: Auxiliary Ocean Tugs
ATF: Fleet Ocean Tugs
ATS: Salvage and Rescue Ships
Status
Partly built
Partly built
Partly built
Partly built
#s Assigned
21-22
239-245
166-172
1-5

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Special Function Auxiliaries


Links to Data Pages
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: Miscellaneous 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 (ex YAGR)
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 Miscellaneous
--
YAG: Miscellaneous Auxiliaries (Service Craft)
YAGR: Ocean Radar Station Ships (to AGR 1958)
Status
Keel laid
Keel laid
--
Keel laid
Keel laid
Keel laid
--
Keel laid
Keel laid
Keel laid
Keel laid
Keel laid
Keel laid
Partly built
Keel laid
--
Keel laid
--
Keel laid
--
#s Assigned
383
128-193,
520-521
3-6
1-2
1-3
1, 3, 11
1-22
1-22
1-16
15-38, 50
15
1-5
93-104
1-7
1
234-35, 300-11, 501-09
35-61, 87
1-16

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Minelayers


Links to Data Pages
ACM: Auxiliary Mine Layers (to MMA 1955)
MM: Minelayer, Fleet (to MMF 1955, see CM-5)
MMC: Minelayers, Coastal (offshore and conversions)
Status
Partly built
--
Partly built
#s Assigned
11-16
5
1-16

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U. S. Navy Auxiliary Vessel Ship Types and Classes, 1980-2021


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