United States Navy/Catalogs/Ship classes

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Active and planned

Aircraft carrier

Cruiser

  • Ticonderoga-class [r]: Modern U.S. Navy cruisers usually serving as carrier or amphibious escorts, but capable of independent action including long-range strike, anti-air/anti-ballistic missile/anti-satellite warfare, naval gunfire support, and antisubmarine warfare. [e]

Destroyer

Ocean Escort

Submarine

Amphibious warfare

Littoral and special

Historic

Aircraft carriers

Battleships

Cruisers and destroyer leaders

First World War and Interwar

Heavy
Light

Second World War

Large
Heavy
Light and AA

Cold War

During the Cold War, the U.S. Navy went through numerous renamings of cruiser-like ship types, eventually stabilizing in 1975, but having gone through calling them "frigates" much larger than today's ocean escort frigates, and destroyer leaders. Burke-class destroyers operational today are as large, or larger, than several of these classes.

Destroyers

First World War

Interwar & Second World War

Cold War

Submarines