World Navies Today: US Army

Revised 10 March 2003
Version 2.09
Compiled and Maintained by: Andrew Toppan
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This list includes all US Army vessels, excluding the Army Corps of Engineers.

Ships not yet commissioned, or in long-term overhaul/conversion, are listed in italics. Navigation and surface-search radars are not listed. All designations & classifications are unofficial; they may or may not correspond to "official" designations. Where two dates are given (i.e. 1965/82), the first is the date of initial completion, and the second is the date of acquisition, conversion, or transfer. Designations given in (parentheses) are assigned but not displayed on the ship's hull.

US Army vessels carry the prefix "USAV" with their names.

Spearhead high speed logistics ship

Displacement: 1,875 tons full load
Dimensions: 315 x 88.5 x 12 feet
Propulsion: 4 diesels, 4 waterjets, 30,000 bhp, 37-50 knots
Crew: 30
Troops: up to 600
Cargo: up tp 800 tons

Concept/Program: A chartered commercial high-speed catamaran, very similar to the Navy's HSV-1X, used to test the concept of a high-speed theater logistics ship.

Builders: Incat Ltd, Australia.

Number Name Year FLT Homeport Group Notes
TSV-1X Spearhead 2002
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ELSV class medium landing ships (0+3 ships)

Dimensions: 313 x 60 x 19 feet

Notes: Three new LSVs, a slightly larger version of the previous class.

Builders: Halter/Moss Point Marine, Escatawpa, MS.

Number Name Year FLT Homeport Notes
LSV 7 (none) 2003 Building
LSV 8 (none) Planned
LSV 8 (none) Planned
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Gen. Frank S. Besson, Jr. class medium landing ships (6 ships)

Displacement: 4,199 tons full load
Dimensions: 272 x 60 x 12 feet/82.9 x 18.3 x 3.6 meters
Propulsion: 2 diesels, 3,900 bhp, 2 shafts, 12 knots
Crew: 29
Cargo: 48 TEU or 1,815 tons vehicles/general cargo

Notes: Six landing craft, the largest in US Army service, intended mainly for logistics - both for combat support and in rear areas. Based on a small commercial RO/RO design; built to commercial standards. Bow and stern ramps, aft superstructure, open tank deck.

Builders: Halter/Moss Point Marine, Escatawpa, MS.

Number Name Year FLT Homeport Notes
LSV 1 Gen. Frank S. Besson, Jr 1988 ATL Ft. Eustis, VA
LSV 2 CW3 Harold C. Clinger 1988 PAC Ford Island, HI
LSV 3 Gen. Brehon B. Somervell 1988 PAC Tacoma, WA
LSV 4 Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker 1988 ATL Ft. Eustis, VA
LSV 5 MGen. Charles P. Gross 1991 PAC Ford Island, HI
LSV 6 Sp.4 James A. Loux 1995 ATL Ft. Eustis, VA
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Worthy (Stalwart class) missile range instrumentation ship

Displacement: approx. 2,300 tons
Dimensions: 224 x 43 x 15 feet/68.3 x 13 x 4.6 meters
Propulsion: 4 diesels, diesel-electic, 3,200 bhp, 2 shafts, 11 knots
Crew: unknown; probably approx. 30

Notes: A US Navy ocean surveillance ship transferred to the U.S. Geologic Survey in 1993, but not converted due to budget shortfalls. Loaned to US Army Space & Strategic Defense Command in 1995 as a missile range instrumentation ship for service at Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific. Carries the Kwajalein Mobile Range Safety System (KMRSS).

Builders: Trinity/Halter Marine, New Orleans.

Number Name Year FLT Homeport Notes
-- Worthy 1989/95 PAC Kwajalein Atoll
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Runnymede class large landing craft (35 ships)

Displacement: 1,102 tons full load
Dimensions: 174 x 42 x 8.5 feet/53 x 12.8 x 2.6 meters
Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 2,500 bhp, 11.5 knots
Crew: 12
Cargo: 350 tons vehicles/general cargo

Notes: 35 "LCU 2000" class utility landing craft built for US Army service, replacing older USN-design landing craft. Typical LCU design with a bow ramp and large aft superstructure. Several are deployed to Europe and aboard Afloat Prepositioning Ships.

Builders: Trinity-Moss Point Marine, Escatawpa, MS; LCU 2001-2003 started at Thunderbolt Marine, Savannah, GA but completed at Trinity-Moss Point.

Number Name Year FLT Homeport Group Notes
LCU 2001 Runnymede 1990
LCU 2002 Kennesaw Mountain 1990
LCU 2003 Macon 1990
LCU 2004 Aldie 1990
LCU 2005 Brandy Station 1990
LCU 2006 Bristoe Station 1990
LCU 2007 Broad Run 1990
LCU 2008 Buena Vista 1990
LCU 2009 Calaboza 1990
LCU 2010 Cedar Run 1990
LCU 2011 Chickahominy 1990
LCU 2012 Chicksaw Bayou 1990
LCU 2013 Churubusco 1990
LCU 2014 Coamo 1991
LCU 2015 Contreras 1991
LCU 2016 Corinth 1991
LCU 2017 El Caney 1991
LCU 2018 Five Forks 1991
LCU 2019 Fort Donelson 1991
LCU 2020 Fort McHenry 1991
LCU 2021 Great Bridge 1991
LCU 2022 Harpers Ferry 1991
LCU 2023 Hobkirk 1991
LCU 2024 Hormigueros 1991
LCU 2025 Malvern Hill 1992
LCU 2026 Matamoros 1992
LCU 2027 Mechanicsville 1992
LCU 2028 Missionary Ridge 1992
LCU 2029 Molino Del Rey 1992
LCU 2030 Monterrey 1992
LCU 2031 New Orleans 1992
LCU 2032 Palo Alto 1992
LCU 2033 Paulus Hook 1992
LCU 2034 Perryville 1992
LCU 2035 Port Hudson 1992
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MGen. Nathanael Greene class large coastal tugs (6 ships)

Displacement: 924 tons full load
Dimensions: 128 x 36 x 16 feet/39 x 11 x 4.9 meters
Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 2,550 bhp, 12 knots
Crew: 24

Notes: A new class of large tugs built for US Army service, primarily intended to assist in docking of transports.

Builders: Hulls of LT 801-805 and components of LT 806 by Robert E. Derecktor, Middletown, RI; all completed by Trinity/Halter Marine, Moss Point, MS.

Number Name Year FLT Homeport Group Notes
LT 801 MGen. Nathanael Greene 1994
LT 802 MGen. Henry Knox 1994
LT 803 MGen. Anthony Wayne 1994
LT 804 BGen. Zebulon Pike 1994
LT 805 MGen. Winfield Scott 1994
LT 806 Col. Seth Warner 1994
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