This list includes all amphibious ships, mine craft and coastal patrol combatants. Small craft are listed in brief format at the end of the list.
Ships not yet commissioned, or in long-term overhaul/conversion, are listed in italics. Navigation and surface-search radars are not listed. All classifications are purely unofficial and are based on an attempt to use standard classifications throughout all navies; 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.
Concept/Program: An improved Tarawa class ship; follow-on to the LHAs and replacements for the LPHs. Properly should have been designated in the LHA series. The secondary mission of these ships is sea control, with SH-60Bs and AV-8Bs. LHD 8 has been added to the program by Congress; it will have gas turbine propulsion and possibly other changes.
Builders: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems/Litton-Ingalls SB, Pascagoula, MS.
Design: Based on LHA with several changes; 5" guns eliminated, certain command spaces moved from island to hull, docking well and elevators reconfigured, different docking well gate, missiles re-arranged, additional cargo elevators, internal stowage for ship's boats, SRS-1 Combat D/F system.
|LHD 4||Boxer||1995||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
|LHD 6||Bonhomme Richard||1998||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
|LHD 7||Iwo Jima||2001||ATL||Norfolk||PhibGru2|
Concept/Program: Large carrier-like assault ships, combining the functions of LPH, LSD/LPD, and LKA types, and serving as command ships. Extremely versatile, multi-role ships. These ships are aging more quickly than expected, some life-extension work has been done, but replacements are needed.
Builders: Litton/Ingalls SB, Pascagoula, MS.
Design: Large, bulky design with large flight deck and island; large cargo capacity. The relatively short, wide docking well only provides space for 1 LCAC. Originally had 5" guns at flight deck corners, and Sea Sparrow BPDMS launchers. Fitted with extensive command and hospital spaces
Modifications: There have been some updates, but no comprehensive overhaul/life extension work has been undertaken. All 5" guns and Sea Sparrow BPDMS have been removed from these ships; RAM has been added. The radars associated with the 5" guns were initially retained when the guns were removed, but the radars have now been removed as well. Boat crane, boat deck and several boats are being removed to reduce topweight.
|LHA 1||Tarawa||1976||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
|LHA 3||Belleau Wood||1978||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
|LHA 5||Peleliu||1980||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
Concept/Program: A new, large, highly capable LPD class intended to operate independently or as part of an amphibious group (with an LHA/LHD and LSD). Although nominally intended to replace LSTs, LKAs and LPDs decommissioned during the 1990's, they will actually replace the existing LPDs and LSDs. The program has been extensively delayed during the design phase.
Builders: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, New Orleans, LA and Pascagoula, MS.
Design: Considerably larger than any previous LPD or LSDs; large cargo capability, and major command capability. Stealthy design; designed for lower operating costs, and will incorporate significant new technology. Will have large enclosed composite masts, with radars housed internally. There is provision for a 16-cell VLS, but this will not be fitted. The 30mm Bushmaster turrets are taken from the AAAV assault vehicle.
|LPD 17||San Antonio||2005||--||--||--||Building|
|LPD 18||New Orleans||2005||--||--||--||Building|
|LPD 19||Mesa Verde||2006||--||--||--||Building|
|LPD 20||Green Bay||2006||--||--||--||Ordered|
|LPD 21||New York||--||--||--||--||Ordered|
Concept/Program: This is the so-called "Cargo Variant" of the LSD 41 design; in practical terms these ships are LPDs, not LSDs. This design trades docking well size for cargo space. They were designated LPDX during the design stage, but designated LSD when built; should have been numbered LPD 17-20.
Builders: Avondale SY, New Orleans, LA.
Design: These ships are essentially identical to the LSD 41 class except the docking well is reduced by 50% in order to increase bulk cargo space by 800%. RAM launchers have been fitted in all ships, and an improved self-defense combat system is to be fitted.
|LSD 49||Harpers Ferry||1995||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
|LSD 50||Carter Hall||1995||ATL||Little Creek||PhibGru2|
|LSD 51||Oak Hill||1996||ATL||Little Creek||PhibGru2|
|LSD 52||Pearl Harbor||1998||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
Concept/Program: LSDs built as replacements for the old Thomaston class ships; primary design objective was transport of numerous LCACs.
Builders: Lockheed SB, Seattle, WA (LSD 41-43); Avondale SY, New Orleans, LA (LSD 44-48).
Design: Developed from Anchorage class. These are the first diesel-powered LSDs. Have a very long docking well with extensive ventilation to facilitate LCAC operations, and large forward superstructure block. RAM launchers have been fitted in most ships, and an improved self-defense combat system is to be fitted. LSD 47 is testing LPD 17 technologies and "Smart Gator" automation/manning-reduction systems.
|LSD 41||Whidbey Island||1985||ATL||Little Creek||PhibGru2|
|LSD 43||Fort McHenry||1987||PAC||Sasebo||PhibRon11|
|LSD 44||Gunston Hall||1989||ATL||Little Creek||PhibGru2|
|LSD 45||Comstock||1990||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
|LSD 46||Tortuga||1990||ATL||Little Creek||PhibGru2|
|LSD 47||Rushmore||1991||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
|LSD 48||Ashland||1992||ATL||Little Creek||PhibGru2|
Concept/Program: USN's second LPD class; essentially improved versions of the pioneer LPDs. These are general-purpose ships and are employed both in groups and independently. LPD 11 of this type was converted to a command ship, AGF 11. Proposed SLEPs were cancelled, but the ships have continued in service; their electronics and combat systems outfit is obsolete. These ships will be replaced by the LPD 17 class.
Builders: New York Naval Shipyard; Ingalls SB, Pascagoula, MS; Lockheed SB & Construction, Seattle, WA.
Design: Typical LPD/LSD design; superstructure forward, boats, funnels and cranes midships, helicopter platform aft. LPD 7-13 are fitted as flagships; they have an additional bridge level. LPD 4 has no hangar.
|LPD 5||Ogden||1965||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
|LPD 6||Duluth||1965||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
|LPD 7||Cleveland||1967||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
|LPD 9||Denver||1968||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
|LPD 10||Juneau||1969||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
Concept/Program: USN's last steam-powered LSDs. Two sisters have been decommissioned, but the survivors will be retained for the near future; will be replaced by the LPD 17 class. Their electronics and combat systems outfit is obsolete.
Builders: Ingalls SB, Pascagoula, MS; General Dynamics, Quincy, MA.
|LSD 36||Anchorage||1969||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
|LSD 37||Portland||1970||ATL||Little Creek||PhibGru2|
|LSD 39||Mount Vernon||1972||PAC||San Diego||PhibGru3|
Concept/Program: An Australian-built high-speed catameran being chartered as a mine countermeasures support ship on a trials basis.
Builders: Incat, Australia.
Concept/Program: Large, highly capable multirole minesweepers/hunters, capable of overseas deployment. They have suffered numerous technical problems, some of which remain unresolved, and it is reported that maintenance is being badly underfunded. Four are based overseas, the others in Texas.
Builders: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI; Marinette Marine, WI (MCM 2, 4, 7).
Design: Wooden-hulled minesweepers of relatively conventional design, equipped with modern hunting/sweeping systems. Carry the SQQ-32 minehunting sonar, Mk116 mine neutralization system with 2 SLQ-48 minehunting devices, SLQ-37(V)3 magnetic/acoustic sweep array, SLQ-38 mechanical sweep, and mine disposal divers.
Concept/Program: Fiberglass-hulled single-role minehunters, built to a modified Italian design. Intended for coastal operation but could be deployed overseas via deckship. All but MHC 60 & MHC 61 are assigned to the Naval Reserve Force. It is reported that maintenance of these ships is being significantly underfunded.
Builders: Intermarine USA, Savannah, GA; Avondale SY, Boat Division, Gulfport, MS (MHC 53, 54, 56, 57).
Concept/Program: A group of patrol boats intended for SEAL/SpecOps transport and support, but too large to effectively serve in that role. All boats have been assigned to Coast Guard operational control, with Navy crews and Coast Guard boarding teams, for homeland defense missions. Although the transfer is officially temporary, it seems likely these vessesl will eventually be permanently transferred to the Coast Guard. In addition, PC 1 was previously transferred to USCG but remains laid up for lack of sufficient crew and operating funds.
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|LCAC 1 Class||91||LCAC 1-91||Hovercraft landing craft, 60 tons cargo; 74 units active, others in reserve or overhaul.|
|LCU(X)||--||--||Replacement LCU program; up to 35 planned.|
|LCU 1610 class||32||LCU 1616, 1617, 1619, 1624, 1627, 1629-1635, 1643-1646, 1648-1651, 1654-1664, 1666||Utility landing craft; 180 tons cargo. Others serve in auxiliary & training roles.|
|LCM(8) Mod4/Mod6||16||--||Aluminum hulled LCMs; 80 tons cargo|
|LCM(8) Mod3/Mod5||62||--||Steel hulled LCMs; 60 tons cargo|
|LCPL Mk11/Mk12/Mk13||91||--||Personnel landing craft & utility boats|
|Joint Modular Lighter System||60||--||New lighters; 56 unpowered, 4 powered|
|Side Loading Warping Tugs (SLWT)||24||--||Powered causeway sections|
|Mk V Special Operations Craft||20||--||80 foot high-speed SEAL transport boat|
|Stinger class riverine boats||32||--||34 foot riverine patrol/assault boats|
|11 meter RIB||72||11MRB series||33 foot (11 meter) rigid hull inflatable boats|
|10 meter RIB||18||10MRB Series||32 foot (10 meter) rigid inflatable boats|
|PBR MkII||5||--||31 foot Riverine Patrol Boats; used for training|
|Interim Rigid Inflatible Boat||18||30RB series||Older 30 foot RIBs, now used for training|
|24 foot RIB||50+||--||Small RIBs|
|Rigid Raiding Craft||122||--||USMC 22 foot "Boston Whaler" small boats|
|Combat Rubber Raiding Craft||430+||--||15' RIB Marine raiding craft|
|Small Unit Riverine Craft||0+75||--||Marine raiding craft|
|Venture||1||95NS8801||ex-USCGC Cape Wash, 82 foot cutter - Bangor|
|Harbor Patrol Boats||2||36NS Series||36 foot security boats, Bahrain|
|Ports & Waterways Boats||4||32NS series||32 foot ex-USCG "ports & waterways" patrol boats - Norfolk|
|Harbor Patrol Boats||3||32IB Series||32 foot security boats, San Diego|
|Range Security Boats||4||30WB series||30 foot range security boats - Dahlgren Range|
|Harbor Patrol Boats||22||8MIB Series||27 foot Deployable security boats|
|Submarine Escort Boats||2||--||25 foot commercial catameran-type|
|Harbor Security Boats||58||24HS series||24 foot security/patrol/utility boats|
|Harbor Patrol Boats||4||--||22 foot Boston Whaler type|
|Note: There are also a large number of commercial-design patrol boats.|
|MHS-1||1||40MC9601||Small SWATH EOD support boat|
|LCU 1610 Class||1||LCU 1641||Practice Minelayer|