List of currently active United States military watercraft

The United States has available many types of military watercraft, operated by the Navy including the Military Sealift Command; the Naval Special Warfare Command; the Coastguard; and the Army.

Commissioned ships (USN)

For a more comprehensive list, see List of current ships of the United States Navy.

Afloat Forward Staging Base

Aircraft Carriers

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

Amphibious Assault Ships

Wasp class amphibious assault ship takes aboard a Landing Craft Utility

Amphibious Command Ships

Amphibious Transport Docks

Attack Submarines

Seawolf-class submarine

Ballistic Missile Submarines

Classic Frigate


USS Leyte Gulf (Ticonderoga class)


Dock Landing Ships

Guided Missile Submarines

Littoral Combat Ships

Mine Countermeasures Ships

Patrol Boats

Submarine Tenders

Technical Research Ship

Non-Commissioned ships (MSC)

See List of Military Sealift Command ships and Maritime Prepositioning ship
USNS Bridge (Supply class)

Cable Repair Ships

Cargo & Replenishment Ships

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

Crane Ships

Expeditionary Transfer Dock

High Speed Vessels

Hospital Ships

Landing Craft


Salvage Ships

Surveillance, Intelligence & Survey Vessels

Tug Boats

Special Warfare/Coastal Riverine Force (USNSW)

Surface Craft

Small Unit Riverine Craft

Swimmer Delivery Vehicles

Cutters (USCG)

Patrol Ships

Patrol Boats



Support craft (US Army)


Logistics Support Vessel

Landing craft

Tug boats

See also


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