List of current ships of the United States Navy

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USS Constitution under sail for the first time in 116 years on 21 July 1997

The United States Navy has approximately 490 ships in both active service and the reserve fleet, with approximately 90 more in either the planning and ordering stages or under construction, according to the Naval Vessel Register and published reports. This list includes ships that are owned and leased by the U.S. Navy; ships that are formally commissioned, by way of ceremony, and non-commissioned. Ships denoted with the prefix "USS" are commissioned ships. Prior to commissioning, ships may be described as a "pre-commissioning unit" or PCU, but are officially referred to by name with no prefix.[1] US Navy support ships are often non-commissioned ships organized and operated by Military Sealift Command. Among these support ships, those denoted "USNS" are owned by the US Navy.[1] Those denoted by "MV" or "SS" are chartered.

Current ships include commissioned warships that are in active service, as well as ships that are part of Military Sealift Command, the support component and the Ready Reserve Force, that while non-commissioned, are still part of the effective force of the U.S. Navy. Future ships listed are those that are in the planning stages, or are currently under construction, from having its keel laid to fitting out and final sea trials.

There exist a number of former US Navy ships which are museum ships (not listed here), some of which may be US government-owned. One of these, USS Constitution, a three-masted tall ship, is one of the original six frigates of the United States Navy. It is the oldest naval vessel afloat, and still retains its commission (and hence is listed here), as a special commemoration for that ship alone.

Current ships[edit]



USNS Spearhead (T-EPF-1), an expeditionary fast transport and the lead ship of her class. This is a rear view, showing a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter on the helideck
USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7), a cable ship built specifically for the US Navy, she is the only ship in her class and the only ship of her kind in the Navy


Sea-based X-band Radar underway at sea
APL-61, a non self-propelled barracks ship and lead ship of her class, moored alongside the United States Naval Academy

Ready Reserve Force ships[edit]

Ready Reserve Force ships are maintained by the United States Maritime Administration and are part of the United States Navy ship inventory. If activated, these ships would be operated by Military Sealift Command.

Reserve fleet[edit]

USS Nassau (LHA-4), a Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship and the first of this type to operate as an aircraft carrier
USS Denver (LPD-9), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock and the last active warship to serve in the Vietnam War

Future ships[edit]

Under construction[edit]

Note: Ships listed here may be referred to as "pre-commissioning unit" or "PCU" in various sources including US Navy webpages.[499] While 'PCU' might be used informally as a prefix in some sources, it is not an official ship prefix.[1] Ships listed here may be delivered to United States Navy but are not actively commissioned

Artist impression of USNS John Lewis (T-AO-205), a replenishment oiler and the lead ship of her class, currently under construction by NSSC in San Diego, California

On order[edit]

The following ships have been ordered but have not yet had their keel laid down, and therefore have not reached 'under construction' status.

Artist's impression of a Virginia-class nuclear powered attack submarine. There are 16 in active service and the Navy will be adding another 50 boats to the class over the next three decades

Fleet totals[edit]

Commissioned (USS)[618]


ABoth USS Constitution and USS Pueblo are commissioned vessels, but are not considered part of the active combat fleet.

Non-commissioned (USNS)

Support (MV, RV – or no prefix)

Ready Reserve Force ships (MV, SS, GTS)

Reserve Fleet ships (USS, USNS)

Ships under construction

Ordered ships

Totals Commissioned: 252, Non-commissioned: 105, Support: 63, Ready Reserve Force: 52. Reserve Fleet: 12. Grand total: 488B
(Not included in "grand total" - Under construction: 44, On order: 48)


BPer the US Naval Register, current as of 30 March 2019[619]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Ship Naming in the United States Navy". Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 24 July 2016. The prefix "USS," meaning "United States Ship," is used in official documents to identify a commissioned ship of the Navy. It applies to a ship while she is in commission. Before commissioning, or after decommissioning, she is referred to by name, with no prefix.
  2. ^ Homeport as listed at the Naval Vessel Register Archived 30 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Abraham Lincoln
  4. ^ Alabama
  5. ^ Alaska
  6. ^ Albany
  7. ^ Alexandria
  8. ^ America
  9. ^ Anchorage
  10. ^ Annapolis
  11. ^ Antietam
  12. ^ Anzio
  13. ^ Ardent
  14. ^ Arleigh Burke
  15. ^ Arlington
  16. ^ Asheville
  17. ^ Ashland
  18. ^ Bainbridge
  19. ^ Barry
  20. ^ Bataan
  21. ^ Benfold
  22. ^ Blue Ridge
  23. ^ Boise
  24. ^ Bonhomme Richard
  25. ^ Boxer
  26. ^ Bremerton
  27. ^ Hinton, Daniel (6 April 2018). "USS Bremerton Returns to Pearl Harbor for Final Time". Submarine Force Pacific.
  28. ^ "SSN-698". Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  29. ^ Bulkeley
  30. ^ Bunker Hill
  31. ^ a b c d e f "Document: Navy's 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan to Congress for Fiscal Year 2016". USNI News. 3 April 2015.
  32. ^ California
  33. ^ Cape St. George
  34. ^ Carl Vinson
  35. ^ Carney
  36. ^ Carter Hall
  37. ^ Chafee
  38. ^ Champion
  39. ^ Chancellorsville
  40. ^ Charleston
  41. ^ Charlotte
  42. ^ Cheyenne
  43. ^ Chicago
  44. ^ Chief
  45. ^ Chinook
  46. ^ Chosin
  47. ^ Chung-Hoon
  48. ^ Cole
  49. ^ Colorado
  50. ^ Columbia
  51. ^ Columbus
  52. ^ Comstock
  53. ^ Connecticut
  54. ^ Constitution
  55. ^ Coronado
  56. ^ Cowpens
  57. ^ Curtis Wilbur
  58. ^ Decatur
  59. ^ Detroit
  60. ^ Devastator
  61. ^ Dewey
  62. ^ Dextrous
  63. ^ Donald Cook
  64. ^ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  65. ^ Emory S. Land
  66. ^ Essex
  67. ^ Farragut
  68. ^ Firebolt
  69. ^ Fitzgerald
  70. ^ Florida
  71. ^ Forrest Sherman
  72. ^ Fort McHenry
  73. ^ Fort Worth
  74. ^ Frank Cable
  75. ^ Freedom
  76. ^