Quick Links to US Navy Auxiliary Ship Types, 1946-1979

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ACM: Auxiliary Mine Layers (to MMA 1955)
AD: Destroyer Tenders
ADG: Degaussing Vessels (later Ships)
     (from YDG 1955)
AE: Ammunition Ships
AF: Provision Storeships (later Store Ships)
AFS: Combat Store Ships (with one later class)
AG: Miscellaneous Auxiliaries
AGB: Ice Breakers (AG until 1949)
AGC: Amphibious Force Flagships (to LCC 1968)
AGDS: Auxiliary Deep Submergence Support Ships
AGER: Environmental Research Ships
AGF: Misc. Command Ships
AGM: Missile Range Instrumentation Ships
AGOR: Oceanographic Research Ships
AGP: Patrol Craft Tenders
AGR: Radar Picket Ships
    (Ocean Radar Station Ships, YAGR, to 1958)
AGS: Surveying Ships
AGSC: Coastal Surveying Ships
AGTR: Technical Research Ships
AK: Cargo Ships
AKA: Attack Cargo Ships (to LKA 1968)
AKD: Cargo Ship, Dock
AKL: Light Cargo Ships
AKS: General Stores Issue Ships
    (later Stores Issue Ships)
AKV: Cargo Ship and Aircraft Ferry
AN: Net Laying Ships (to ANL 1969)
AO: Oilers (with two later classes)
AOE: Fast Combat Support Ships
    (with one later class)
AOG: Gasoline Tankers
AOR: Replenishment Oilers
AOT: Transport Oilers (from T-AO 1978)
AP: Transports
APA: Attack Transports (to LPA 1968)
APB: Self-Propelled Barracks Ships
APC: Small Coastal Transports
APL: Barracks Ships (later Craft)
    (Non-Self Propelled)
AR: Repair Ships (see AD 21-22)
ARB: Battle Damage Repair Ships
ARC: Cable Repairing Ships
ARS: Salvage Ships (later class only)
ARVH: Aircraft Repair Ship (Helicopter) (see AV-5)
AS: Submarine Tenders
ASR: Submarine Rescue Vessels (later Ships)
ATA: Auxiliary Ocean Tugs
ATF: Fleet Ocean Tugs
ATS: Salvage and Rescue Ships
AV: Seaplane Tenders
AVB: Advance Aviation Base Ships (AVB 1-2)
AVM: Guided Missile Ship (see AV-11)
IX: Unclassified Misc.
LSV: Vehicle Cargo Ships
    (to AKR, Vehicle Cargo Ships, 1969)
MM: Minelayer, Fleet (to MMF 1955, see CM-5)
MMC: Minelayers, Coastal
    (offshore and conversions)
YAG: Miscellaneous Auxiliary Service Craft
    (with one later ship)
YAGR: Ocean Radar Station Ships (see AGR)

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World War I Temporary Auxiliary Ships
Ship Types 1920-1945 Page
Ship Types 1946-1979 Page
Sources 1835-1945
Shipyards 1835-1945
Auxiliary Vessels Board 1941-1948
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