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Aircraft Carriers

Aircraft Carriers - CV/CVN
Light Aircraft Carriers - CVL
Escort Aircraft Carriers - CVE

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Battleships - BB


Surface Combatants

CRUISERS

Guided Missile Cruisers - CAG/CLG/CG/CGN
Heavy Cruisers - CA
Light Cruisers - CL

DESTROYERS

Destroyers - DD
Guided Missile Destroyers - DDG
Destroyer Escorts - DE

FRIGATES

Frigates - FF
Guided Missile Frigates - FFG

LITTORAL COMBAT SHIPS

Littoral Combat Ships - LCS


Submarines

Submarines, Guided Missile Submarines - SS, SSG, AGSS
Attack Submarines - SSN
Ballistic Submarines, Guided Missile Submarines - SSBN, SSGN


Amphibious Forces

Amphibious Assault Ships - LHA/LHD

Amphibious Assault Ships - LPH

Amphibious Command Ships - LCC

Amphibious Transport Dock - LPD

Attack / Amphibious Cargo Ships - AKA / LKA

Dock Landing Ships - LSD

Tank Landing Ships - LST

Landing Craft, Air Cushioned - LCAC

Landing Craft, Mechanized and Utility - LCM, LCU


Small Fighting Vessels

Patrol Coastal - PC

Patrol Combatant Missile (Hydrofoil) - PHM


Minesweepers

Ocean Minesweepers - MSO

Minehunter, Coastal - MHC

Mine Countermeasures Ships - MCM

Mine Countermeasures Support Ship - MCS


Auxiliary Vessels

Ammunition Ships - AE

Aviation Maintenance Logistics Ships - AVB

Cable Repair Ships - ARC

Cargo Ships - AK

Combat Stores Ships - AFS

Command Ships - AGF

Crane Ships - ACS

- AD

Dry Cargo / Ammunition Ships - AKE

Fast Combat Support Ships - AOE

Fleet Ocean Tugs - ATF

Fleet Oilers - AO

Gasoline Tankers - AOG

Hospital Ships - AH

Ocean Surveillance Ships - AGOS

Repair Ships - AR

Replenishment Oilers - AOR

Rescue and Salvage Ships - ARS

Rescue and Salvage Ships - ATS

Seaplane Tenders - AV

Small Seaplane Tenders - AVP

Stores Ships - AF

Submarine Rescue Ships - ASR

Submarine Tender - AS

Survey Ships - AGS

Vehicle Cargo Ships - AKR

Mobile Landing Platform Ships - MLP


Service Craft

Repair, Berthing and Messing Barges (N-S-P) - YRBM

Large Harbor Tugs - YTB


Miscellaneous

High Speed Vessels - HSV

USS Constitution - the oldest commissioned ship in the Navy

Sea Shadow Experimental ship

Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle - DSRV






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