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)
Amphibious Assault Ship (Multi-Purpose) (LHD)
Amphibious Cargo Ship (LKA)
Amphibious Command Ship (LCC)
Amphibious Force Flagship (AGC)
Stand-alone Coast Guard cutter conversion
Amphibious Transport (LPA)
Amphibious Transport, Small (LPR)
Attack Cargo Ship (AKA)
Attack Transport (APA)
(Classes marked with † also include Troop Transports (AP))
Frederick Funston class
President Jackson-class †
Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF)
Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD)
Montford Point class
Lewis B. Puller class
High-speed Transport (APD)
• 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)
Landing Craft Infantry (LCI)
The United States Navy built 932 Landing Craft Infantry ships in World War II. A list can be found here.
Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM)
The United States Navy built 11,144 landing craft Motorized, designated "Landing Craft Mechanized" or "LCM", in World War II.
Landing Craft Support (Large) (Mark 3) (LCS(L)(3))
Landing Platform Dock (LPD)
San Antonio class
Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH)
Iwo Jima class
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)
Casa Grande class
Harpers Ferry class
Whidbey Island class
Landing Ship Medium (LSM)
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)
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.
Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)
Self-Propelled Barracks Ship (APB)
Non Self-Propelled Barracks Ship (APL)
Vehicle Landing Ship (LSV)