List of United States Navy amphibious warfare ships

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This is a list of United States Navy amphibious warfare ships. This type of ship has been in use with the US Navy since World War I. Ship status is indicated as either currently active [A], inactive [I], or precommissioning [P]. Ships in the inactive category include all that have been decommissioned. Ships in the precommissioning category include ships under construction or on order.


Amphibious Assault Ship (General Purpose) (LHA)[edit]

America class[edit]

Tarawa class[edit]

Amphibious Assault Ship (Multi-Purpose) (LHD)[edit]

Wasp class[edit]

Amphibious Cargo Ship (LKA)[edit]

Amphibious Command Ship (LCC)[edit]


Blue Ridge-class[edit]

Mount McKinley-class[edit]

Amphibious Force Flagship (AGC)[edit]



Mount McKinley-class[edit]

Stand-alone Coast Guard cutter conversion[edit]

Amphibious Transport (LPA)[edit]

Amphibious Transport, Small (LPR)[edit]

Attack Cargo Ship (AKA)[edit]

Attack Transport (APA)[edit]

(Classes marked with also include Troop Transports (AP))

Arthur Middleton-class[edit]


Crescent City-class[edit]


Edward Rutledge-class[edit]

Frederick Funston class[edit]



Harry Lee-class[edit]


(* cancelled in 1945)

Heywood-class [edit]

Joseph Hewes-class[edit]

John Penn-class[edit]



Paul Revere-class[edit]

President Jackson-class [edit]



Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF)[edit]


Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD)[edit]

Montford Point class[edit]

Expeditionary Mobile Base (ESB) sub-class[edit]

High-speed Transport (APD)[edit]

 • Not to be confused with hull code "HST", also for "High Speed Transport", currently assigned only to experimental high-speed catamaran designs, and high-speed catamarans chartered from private ferry companies.

Inshore Fire Support Ship (LFR)[edit]

Landing Craft Infantry (LCI)[edit]

The United States Navy built 932 Landing Craft Infantry ships in World War II. A list can be found here.

Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM)[edit]

The United States Navy built 11,144 landing craft Motorized, designated "Landing Craft Mechanized" or "LCM", in World War II.[1]

Landing Craft Support (Large) (Mark 3) (LCS(L)(3))[edit]

Landing Platform Dock (LPD)[edit]

Austin class[edit]

Raleigh class[edit]

San Antonio class[edit]

Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH)[edit]

Iwo Jima class[edit]

The following ships are converted escort carriers that were numbered along with the Iwo Jima-class, though they are not a part of that class.

Landing Ship Dock (LSD)[edit]

Anchorage class[edit]

Ashland class[edit]

Casa Grande class[edit]

Harpers Ferry class[edit]

Thomaston class[edit]

Whidbey Island class[edit]

Landing Ship Medium (LSM)[edit]

Towards the end of World War II the United States Navy built 558 Landing Ship Medium (LSM) type vessels across three classes.

Landing Ship, Tank (LST)[edit]

The United States Navy built nearly 1,200 tank landing ships, classified as "Landing Ship, Tank" or "LST", from the World War II-era up through the early 1970s.[2]

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)[edit]

Freedom class[edit]

Independence class[edit]

Self-Propelled Barracks Ship (APB)[edit]

Non Self-Propelled Barracks Ship (APL)[edit]

Vehicle Landing Ship (LSV)[edit]


  1. ^ Colton, Tim. "WWII Construction Records, Landing Craft". Colton Company. Archived from the original on June 22, 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-11. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Priolo, Gary P. (2005). "Tank Landing Ship (LST) Index". NavSource Online. NavSource Naval History. Retrieved 2007-12-11.