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New Official List of Designations of Navy's Ships (1950)

This is a new complete official list of designations of naval vessels, district craft, service craft and floating equipment:

  • Battleships BB
  • Cruisers:
    • Heavy CA
    • Large CB
    • Light CL
    • Antiaircraft CLAA
    • Task Fleet Command Ship CLC
    • Hunter Killer Ship CLK
  • Aircraft Carriers CV
    • Heavy CVA
    • Large CVB
    • Small CVL
    • Escort CVE
  • Destroyers DD
    • Destroyer Escorts DDE
    • Hunter Killer Destroyers DDK
    • Radar Picket Destroyers DDR
  • Submarines SS
    • Anti-submarine SSK
    • Guided Missile SSG
    • Transport SSP
    • Radar Picket SSR
    • Oiler SSO
    • Cargo SSA
  • Amphibious Vessels:
    • Amphibious Force Flagship AGC
    • Cargo Ships, Attack AKA
    • Transports, Attack APA
    • High Speed Transports APD
    • Escort Vessels, Control DEC
    • Submarine Chasers (110'), Control SCC
    • Submarine Chasers (136'), Control PCSC
    • Submarine Chasers (173'), Control. PCC
    • Escorts (180'), Control PCEC
    • Landing Ship, Flotilla Flagship . LSFF
    • Landing Ship, Infantry Gunboat LSIG
    • Landing Ship, Infantry (Large) LSIL
    • Landing Ship, Infantry (Mortar) LSIM
    • Landing Ship, Infantry (Rocket) LSIR
    • Landing Ship, Support (Large) Mk. Ill LSSL
    • Landing Ship, Dock LSD
    • Landing Ship, Medium LSM
    • Landing Ship, Medium (Rocket) LSMR
    • Landing Ship, Tank LST
    • Landing Ship, Tank (Casualty Evacuation) LSTH
    • Landing Ship, Vehicle LSV
  • Mine Vessels:
    • Mine Layers CM
    • Mine Layers, Coastal CMC
    • Auxiliary Mine Layers ACM
    • Mine Sweepers, AM
    • Auxiliary Motor Minesweepers AMS
    • Light Mine Layers DM
    • Mine Sweepers, High Speed DMS
  • Patrol Vessels:
    • Escort Vessels DE
    • Escort Vessel, Radar Picket DER
    • Submarine Chasers ( 110') SC
    • Submarine Chasers (136') PCS
    • Submarine Chasers (173') PC
    • Escort (180') PCE
    • Escort (180') Rescue PCER
    • Eagles PE
    • Frigates PF
    • Gunboats PG
    • Motor Gunboats PGM
    • River Gunboats PR
    • Motor Torpedo Boats PT
    • Yachts PY
  • Auxiliaries:
    • Destroyer Tenders AD
    • Degaussing Vessels ADG
    • Ammunition Ships AE
    • Store Ships AF
    • Miscellaneous AG
    • Ice Breakers AGB
    • Motor Torpedo Boat Tenders AGP
    • Surveying Ships AGS
    • Surveying Ships (Coastal) AGSC
    • Hospital Ships AH
    • Cargo Ships AK
    • Cargo Ships, Light AKL
    • Net Cargo Ships AKN
    • General Stores—Issue Ships AKS
    • Cargo Ship and Aircraft Ferry AKV
    • Net Laying Ships AN
    • Oilers AO
    • Gasoline Tankers AOG
    • Transports AP
    • Barracks Ships, Self Propelled APB
    • Transports fitted for Evacuation of Wounded APH
    • Transport and Aircraft Ferry APV
    • Repair Ships AR
    • Repair Ships, Battle Damage ARB
    • Repair Ships, Internal Combustion Engine ARG
    • Heavy-Hull Repair Ships ARH
    • Repair Ships, Landing Craft ARL
    • Salvage Vessels ARS
    • Salvage Lifting Vessels ARSD
    • Salvage Craft Tenders ARST
    • Aircraft Repair Ships ARV
    • Aircraft Repair Ships (Aircraft) ARVA
    • Aircraft Repair Ships (Engine) ARVE
    • Submarine Tenders AS
    • Submarine Rescue Vessels ASR
    • Ocean Tugs, Auxiliary ATA
    • Ocean Tugs, Fleet ATF
    • Ocean Tugs, Old ATO
    • Ocean Tugs, Rescue ATR
    • Seaplane Tenders AV
    • Seaplane Tenders (Destroyers) AVD
    • Seaplane Tenders (Small) AVP
    • Aviation Supply Ships AVS
    • Distilling Ships AW
    • Miscellaneous, Unclassified IX
    • Auxiliary Floating Dry Docks, Big AFDB
    • Auxiliary Floating Dry Docks, Little AFDL
    • Auxiliary Floating Dry Docks, Medium AFDM
    • Floating Dry Docks ARD
  • Service Craft:
    • Crane Ships AB
    • Mine Sweepers, Coastal AMC
    • Mine Sweepers, Coastal (Underwater Locator) AMCU
    • Coastal Transports, Small APC
    • Barracks Ships (Non-Self-Propelled) APL
    • Repair Docks, Concrete ARDC
    • Catapault Lighters AVC
    • Landing Craft, Tank LCT
    • Motor Boats, Submarine Chasers PTC
    • Yachts, Coastal PYC
    • Ash Lighters YA
    • Auxiliaries, Miscellaneous YAG
    • Open Lighters YC
    • Open Lighters, Experimental EYC
    • Car Floats YCF
    • Open Cargo Lighters YCK
    • Aircraft Transportation Lighters YCV
    • Floating Derrick YD
    • Degaussing Vessels YDG
    • Diving Tenders YDT
    • Covered Lighters, Self Propelled YF
    • Ferryboats and Launches YFB
    • Floating Dry Docks YFD
    • Covered Lighters, Non-Self-Propelled YFN
    • Covered Lighters, Experimental YFNX
    • Covered Lighters, Big YFNB
    • Covered Lighters (for use with dry docks) YFND
    • Covered Lighters (Special Purpose) YFNG
    • Floating Power Barge YFP
    • Covered Lighters, Refrigerated (Self-Propelled) YFR
    • Covered Lighters, Refrigerated (Non-Self-Propelled) YFRN
    • Torpedo Transportation Lighter YFT
    • Garbage Lighters (Self-Propelled) YG
    • Garbage Lighters (Non-Self-Propelled) YGN
    • House Boats YHB
    • Scows, Heating YHT
    • Dredges YM
    • Motor Mine Sweepers YMS
    • Gate Vessels YNG
    • Net Tenders (Tug Class) YNT
    • Fuel Oil Barges (Self-Propelled) YO
    • Gasoline Barges (Self-Propelled) YOG
    • Gasoline Barges (Non-Self-Propelled) YOGN
    • Fuel Oil Barges (Non-Self-Propelled) YON
    • Oil Storage Barges YOS
    • Patrol Vessels YP
    • Floating Pile Drivers YPD
    • Pontoon Stowage Barges YPK
    • Floating Workshops YR
    • Submarine Repair and Berthing Barge YRB
    • Workshops, Floating Dry Dock (Hull) YRDH
    • Workshops, Floating Dry Dock (Mach.) YRDM
    • Covered Lighters (Repair) YRL
    • Stevedoring Barges YS
    • Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD
    • Salvage Pontoons YSP
    • Sludge Removal Barges YSR
    • Harbor Tugs, Big YTB
    • Harbor Tugs, Little YTL
    • Harbor Tugs, Medium YTM
    • Torpedo Testing Barges YTT
    • Water Barges (Self-Propelled) YW
    • Water Barges (Non-Self-Propelled) YWN
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