List of currently active United States military watercraft

The United States military has numerous types of watercraft, operated by the Navy, including Naval Special Warfare Command and Military Sealift Command, as well as the Coast Guard, Army and Air Force

Commissioned ships (USN)Edit

Aircraft carriersEdit

USS Nimitz, the lead ship of her class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, known as 'supercarriers'.

Amphibious assault shipsEdit

Wasp class amphibious assault ship takes aboard a Landing Craft Utility

Amphibious command shipsEdit

Amphibious transport docksEdit

Attack submarinesEdit

Seawolf-class submarine

Ballistic missile submarinesEdit

Classic frigateEdit


USS Leyte Gulf (Ticonderoga class)


Dock landing shipsEdit

Expeditionary mobile baseEdit

(sub-variant of the expeditionary transfer dock)

Guided missile submarinesEdit

Littoral combat shipsEdit

Mine countermeasures shipsEdit

Patrol boatsEdit

Submarine tendersEdit

Technical research shipEdit

  • USS Pueblo (AGER-2) – currently[when?] held captive by North Korea. Still in commission, but not counted as part of the deployed combat fleet.

Non-commissioned ships (MSC)Edit

(List includes "Support" and "Ready Reserve Force" ships)

USNS Bridge (Supply class)

Cable repair shipsEdit

Cargo and replenishment shipsEdit

USNS Big Horn (Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler)

Crane shipsEdit

Expeditionary transfer dockEdit

High speed vesselsEdit

Stand-alone vessels;

Hospital shipsEdit

Landing craftEdit


Salvage shipsEdit

Surveillance, intelligence and survey vesselsEdit

Tug boatsEdit

Special Warfare and Coastal Riverine Force (NSW)Edit

Surface craftEdit

Small Unit Riverine Craft

Swimmer delivery vehiclesEdit

Cutters (USCG)Edit

Patrol shipsEdit

Patrol boatsEdit


Stand-alone vessels;


Support craft (US Army)Edit

Logistics support vesselEdit

Landing craftEdit

Tug boatsEdit

Support craft (USAF)Edit

Tug boatsEdit

Recovery craftEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "US Navy to lease high-speed transport to Bay Ferries". 24 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Refit Completed on Leased U.S. Navy Fast Ferry".
  3. ^ "Navy's stealthy Combatant Craft Assault boats operating in Middle Eastern waters". 3 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Meet the new CCM Mk1 naval special warfare craft of the US Special Forces".
  5. ^ "Combatant Craft Medium (CCM)".
  6. ^ "Internal Server Error" (PDF).
  7. ^ "SOF looks to next generation Combatant Craft Heavy - Shephard Media".
  8. ^

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