Online Library of Selected Images:

U.S. Navy Ships Listed by Hull Number

Select the hull number series of the ship you want from the listing below, and follow subsequent pages to locate photographs of that ship that have been posted on the Online Library.

Note: If the hull number series does not have an active link on these pages, contact the Photographic Section concerning other research options.

Left Column - Auxiliary and Amphibious Warfare ships (A, I & L prefixes) :


  • AB - Crane Ships
  • AC - Colliers
  • ACV - Auxiliary Aircraft Carriers
  • AD - Destroyer Tenders
  • AE - Ammunition Ships
  • AF - Store Ships
  • AFS - Combat Store Ships

  • AG - Miscellaneous Auxiliarys
  • AGB - Icebreakers
  • AGC - Amphibious Force Flagships
  • AGER - Environmental Research Ships
  • AGF - Miscellaneous Command Ships
  • AGMR - Major Communications Relay Ships
  • AGP - Motor Torpedo Boat Tenders
  • AGTR - Technical Research Ships

  • AH - Hospital Ships
  • AK - Cargo Ships
  • AKA - Attack Cargo Ships
  • AKS - Stores Issue Ships
  • AKV - Aircraft Ferrys

  • AM - Minesweepers
  • AMc - Coastal Minesweepers
  • AMS - Motor Minesweepers
  • AN - Net Laying Ships

  • AO - Oiler, or Fuel Oil Tankers
  • AOE - Fast Combat Support Ships
  • AOG - Gasoline Tankers
  • AOR - Replenishment Oilers

  • AP - Transports
  • APA - Attack Transports
  • APB - Self-Propelled Barracks Ships
  • APD - High-Speed Transports

  • AR - Repair Ships
  • ARS - Salvage Ships
  • AS - Submarine Tenders
  • ASR - Submarine Rescue Ships

  • AT - Ocean Tugs
  • ATA - Auxiliary Ocean Tugs
  • ATF - Fleet Ocean Tugs
  • ATO - Ocean Tugs, Old

  • AV - Seaplane Tenders
  • AVD - Seaplane Tenders (Destroyer)
  • AVG - Aircraft Escort Vessels
  • AVP - Small Seaplane Tenders
  • AVT - Auxiliary Aircraft Transports. Also Training Aircraft Carriers
  • AW - Distilling Ships

  • "ID" - World War I Acquired Vessels
  • IX - Unclassified

  • LCI(L) - Landing Craft, Infantry (Large)
  • LCT - Landing Craft, Tank
  • LCU - Landing Craft, Utility
  • LKA(L) - Amphibious Cargo Ship
  • LPA - Amphibious Transports
  • LPD - Amphibious Transports Dock
  • LPH - Amphibious Assault Ships
  • LPR - Amphibious Transports, Small

  • LSD - Dock Landing Ships
  • LSI(L) - Landing Ships, Infantry (Large)
  • LSM - Medium Landing Ships
  • LSM(R) - Medium Landing Ships (Rocket)
  • LST - Tank Landing Ships

Right Column - Combatant, Patrol and Mine Warfare Ships (B, C, D, F, M, P and S prefixes, plus "ACR" & "TB"):


NOTE:

  • To the best of our knowledge, the Online Library's pictures are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.
  • Some images linked from this page may bear obsolete credit lines citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center". Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval History and Heritage Command".

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