United States Navy – Retired Surface Units

Bremerton WA 1994 inactive fleet

Annotated [Edited] view of US Geological Survey sourced Google Earth image to show positions of major warships.

Philedelphia naval yard 1992 large ships

Annotated [Edited] view of US Geological Survey sourced Google Earth image to show positions of major warships.

Aircraft Carriers CV CVN (nuclear-powered)

Kitty-Hawk Class CV LOA 1,069′ TDISP 82,000 tons (3 and 1 variant subclass, all retired)USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 (1961-2009)USS Kitty Hawk Yokosuka 2004

2007 Deployment Cycle

USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 after exercises with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, during 2007 forward deployment to Yokosuka. US Navy Official: 72278 Kyle Gahlau

USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 Bremerton 2018.jpgUSS Constellation CV-64 (1961-2003) scrapped Brownsville TX 2015-2017


USS Constellation 1988 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-89-08414 PH2 Simpson

USS Constellation CV-64 Bremerton 2013.jpgUSS Constellation CV-64 Coronado 2002USS America CV-66 (1965-1996) scuttled May 2005 off Cape Hatteras in more than 3 miles of water, after evaluation of super carrier survivability to modern weapons. This is the largest warship wreck on the sea floor.USS America CV-66 Philedelphia PA 2004.jpg


USS America shortly before retirement 1995 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-95-02264 Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.)

Kitty Hawk Subclass variant USS John F. Kennedy CV-67 (1968-2007) LOA 1,052′ TDISP 83,000 tons. Note distinctive modernized angle of flight deck.

USS JFK Philedelphia 2019


Composite photo of USS John F. Kennedy’s aircraft complement by role, ca. late 1970s. NARA: USN 1173094 (courtesy the Naval History and Heritage Command)

USS John F Kennedy Mayport FL 2003.jpg


USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) (foreground) and the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) 2004 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-07-00170 PHAN Ryan O’Connor, USN

USS John F Kennedy Phila 1992

USS John F. Kennedy undergoing major refit Philadelphia naval yard – last major refit yard performed before closure.

USS Enterprise CVN-65 unique ship (first nuclear-powered carrier) (1961-2012) LOA 1,123′ still longest naval vessel yet built TDISP 93,000 tons, to be dismantled


USS Enterprise 1978 KN-27606 Courtesy Naval History and Heritage Command PH3 Ted Kappler

USS Enterprise CVN-65 Hampton Roads 2010.jpg

USS Enterprise CVN-65 Hampton Roads 2018.jpg

Note marking on deck where 8 nuclear reactors were likely removed (defueling).

USS Enterprise

USS Enterprise (CVN 65) makes its final voyage to Newport News Shipbuilding in 2013.  (U.S. Navy photo 958774 courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by John Whalen/Released)

Forrestal-Class CV LOA 1,070′ TDISP 60,000 tons (4 retired, all scrapping) first generation of USN super-carriers


USS Saratoga photographed alongside USS John F. Kennedy during Operation Desert Shield, 1990 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-91-01496 PH2 Moore

USS Forrestal CV-59 (1955) and USS Saratoga CV-60 (1956) both retired 1993-94, scrapped Brownsville TX 2014-2015 (Saratoga may still be ongoing).


International Naval Review Norfolk VA, 1957. USS Saratoga, HMS Ark Royal and Spanish sail trainer Juan de Eleanor Credit: Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / CT-522

USS Ranger CV-61 (1957-1993) scrapped Brownsville TX 2015USS Ranger CV-61 Bremerton 2014.jpg


USS Ranger San Diego 1987 NH 97689-KN PH3 Wimmer Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Independence CV-62 (1959-1998) scrapped Brownsville TX 2017

USS Independence Yokosuka DN-SD-01-03497

USS Independence CV-62 forward deployed to Yokosuka Japan 1998 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-01-03497 PH2 Daniel A. Taylor, USN

USS Independence CV-62 Bremerton 2015

Midway Class CV LOA 968′ TDISP 45,000 tons (3, 1 preserved)


USS Franklin D. Roosevelt commissioning Oct. 1945 (service 1945-1977) NARA: 80-G-K-6611 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Midway CV-41 (1945-1992) museum ship. note 1960s full modernization resulting in modern angled leading deck edges, not present on other 2 ships.USS Midway CV-41 San Diego

Unique view of USS Midway with Admiral Farragut’s Flagship USS Hartford deteriorating in foreground. NH 91868 Courtesy Naval History and Heritage Command.

USS Coral Sea CV-43 (1946-1990) scrapped Baltimore MD late 1990s


USS Coral Sea visit to Halifax prior to decommissioning 1989: Warsearcher Archives (please credit as such)

USS Coral Sea Norfolk VA 1991

USS Coral Sea Pearl Harbor NH 97325-KN

USS Coral Sea CVA-43 passing USS Arizona Pearl Harbor memorial, April 1963. NH 97325-KN, Courtesy the Naval History and Heritage Command PHCS Robert A. Carlisle, USN


USS Coral Sea 1982 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-85-00275 PH1 Dave Maclean

USS Coral Sea 1948, showing the original axial deck of the Midway class NH 97648 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command

Essex Class LOA ca. 872′ TDISP eventually 46,000 tons (24 retired, 4 preserved) later batch of ships were called long-hull Essex or “Ticonderoga” sub-class, and were 888′ long.


USS Shangri La (CV-38) in wartime camouflage. Naval Historical Collection UA 476.42 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Yorktown CV-10 (1943-1970) Museum ShipUSS Yorktown CV-10 Charleston SC 2019.jpgUSS Yorktown CV-10 Charleston SC 2016.jpgUSS Intrepid CV-11 (1943-1974) Museum ShipUSS Intrepid CV-11 NY 2002.jpgUSS Intrepid CV-11 NY 2017.jpgUSS Hornet CV-12 (1943-1970) Museum ShipUSS Lexington CV-16 (1943-1991) Museum ShipUSS Lexington CV-16 Corpus Christi TX 2017.jpg

USS Bennington CV-20 (1944 – 1970) laid up in Bremerton WA, demilitarized 1994 Port Angeles WA before being towed to India for scrappingUSS Bennington CV20 Bremerton 1994


USS Bennington CVS-20, laid up 1990 at Bremerton / Puget Sound WA, NARA 330-CFD-DN-SC-90-03981 LT Fallon

USS Bennington CV20 Bremerton 1994USS Bennington CV20 Port Angeles WA 1994USS Oriskany CV-34 (1950-1976), long-hull Essex, sunk for use as artificial reef 2006


USS Oriskany in 1950 with original axial flight deck NH 97408 Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Oriskany CV-34 Beaumont TX 2005


ex-USS Oriskany in preparations for sinking 2006 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-07-07989 JO1 Jackey Bratt, USN

USS Oriskany CV-34 Pensacola FL 2006.jpgUSS Oriskany CV-34 Corpus Christi TX 2004


USS Oriskany sinking 2006 South of Pensacola FL. NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-07-08004 PH2 (Aw/Nac) Jeffrey P. Kraus

Amphibious Assault Ships (LHA LPH)

Tarawa Class LHA Amphibious Assault Ships LOA 834′ TDISP 44,000 (5 retired, 3 in reserve, 1 of which could be preserved)


USS Saipan LHA-2, 2002 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-04-09050

USS Tarawa LHA-1 (1976-2009)USS Tarawa LHA-1 San Diego 2000.jpgUSS Belleau Wood LHA-3 (1978-2005)


USS Belleau Wood LHA-3 with crew on the deck commemorating the first anniversary of the 2001/09/11 attacks, as it is deployed on Operation Enduring Freedom, 2002 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-04-14144 PHC Steven L. Cooke, USN

USS Belleau Wood LHA-3 San Diego 2001USS Nassau LHA-4 (1979-2011)USS Nassau LHA-4 Norfolk VA 2002USS Tarawa LHA-1 (see above) and Peleliu LHA-5 (1980-2015)USS Peleliu LHA-5 (see above)USS Peleliu LHA-5 San Diego 2008.2.jpgUSS Peleliu LHA-5 San Diego 2008

Navy Unique

USS Saipan stern view showing the enormous stern gate open leading the the well deck, underneath a flight deck elevator which can lower aircraft to the hangar that runs above the well deck. Naval Station Rota, Spain, 1996 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-01-10027 PO2 Keith W. Devinney

Iwo Jima Class LPH Amphibious Assault Ships LOA 592′ TDISP 18,000 tons (7 retired and scrapped


USS Iwo Jima LPH-2 during Operation Desert Shield NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-92-06753 TECH. SGT. Reynolds

USS Okinawa LPH-3 (1962-1992) sunk in a 2002 SINKEXUSS Okinawa LPH-3 Suisun Bay 1993USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 (1963-1994) sunk in a 2005 SINKEXUSS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Philedelphia 1999.jpgUSS Guadalcanal LPH-7 JRRF 2002.jpgUSS Tripoli LPH-10 (1966-1995) scrapped 2018 after testing as a launch platform for ballistic missile defensesUSS Tripoli LPH-10 Mare Island CA 2008.jpgUSS New Orleans LPH-11 (1968-1997) sunk in a 2010 SINKEXUSS New Orleans LPH-11 SuisunBayCA2004.jpgUSS Inchon LPH-12 (1970-2002)USS Inchon LPH-12 Philedelphia PA 2004.jpg


USS Iwo Jima LPH-2 during Operation Desert Shield, 1992 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-92-06755 TECH. SGT. Reynolds

Unknown Iwo Jima Class LPH, San Diego, 1994Iwo Jima Class LPH San Diego 1994.jpg

USS Guam LPH NARA - Robert J. Sitar DNSC9700420

[Detail of] USS Guam LPH-9 Norfolk Naval Base, 1996 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-97-01387 Robert J. Sitar (USN Ret)

Battleships (BB)

Florida Class LOA 521′ TDISP 23,000 tons (2, 1 a memorial)

USS Utah BB-31 (1911) main armament removed and used as a training ship in 1930s, sunk 7 Dec. 1941, memorial


USS Utah (ex-BB-31), serving as a Radio Control – Bombing & Submarine Target and Anti-Aircraft Gunnery Training Ship at time of her 7 Dec. 1941 sinking at Pearl Harbor (photo ca. 1989). NARA 330-CFD-DN-SC-04-14300 PH3 Bos, USN

USS Utah BB-31 NH 50227

USS Utah BB-31, late 1920s, NH 50227 Courtesy Naval History and Heritage Command, Commander Harold C. Train

USS Utah wreckmemorial BB-31 Pearl Harbor 2015

New York Class LOA 573′ TDISP 29,000 tons  (2, 1 preserved)

USS Texas BB-35 (1914-1948) Museum Ship – San Jacinto Texas

USS Texas 80-G-426229

USS Texas BB-35, 1944, 80-G-426229 Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command (original in collection of National Archives)

USS Texas BB-35 SanJacintoTX

Pennsylvania Class LOA 608′ TDISP 32,000 tons (2, 1 memorial)

USS Arizona BB-39 (1916) sunk 7 Dec. 1941, Memorial wreck site

USS Arizona 80-G-463589

USS Arizona BB-39 late 1930s, 80-G-463589 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command (original in collection of National Archives)

USS Arizona wreckmemorial BB-39 Pearl Harbor 2015

North Carolina Class LOA 728′ TDISP 45,000 tons (2, 1 preserved)

USS North Carolina BB-55 (1941-1947) – Museum Ship Wilmington NC

USS North Carolina BB-55 NH 61326

USS North Carolina BB-55 New York naval yard, 1941 NH 61326 Courtesy Naval History and Heritage Command

USS North Carolina BB-55 WilmingtonNC

South Dakota Class LOA 680′ TDISP 45,000 tons (4, 2 preserved)

USS Massachusetts BB-59 (1942-1947) Museum Ship – Fall River, MAUSS Massachusetts BB-59 FallRiverMA

USS Massachusetts BB-59 1942 NARA

U.S.S. Massachusetts July, 1942 NARA: 2977-42 NYBOS

USS Alabama BB-60 (1942-1947) Museum Ship – Mobile ABUSS Alabama BB-60 MobileABAlso of note, the USS South Dakota Memorial, Sioux Falls SD, with artifacts from the ship

Iowa Class LOA 887′ TDISP 60,000 tons (4, all preserved)

USS Iowa BB-61 (1943-1990) Museum Ship – Los Angeles CAUSS Iowa BB-61 SanPedroCAUSS Iowa BB-61 Suisun BayCA2007.jpgUSS New Jersey BB-62 (1943-1991) Museum Ship – Camden NJ


USS New Jersey BB-62 being reactivated out of reserve in Bremerton WA in 1981 (in part because of the perceived threat of Kirov-class Soviet Battlecruisers). Updates visible below included Harpoon Anti ship missiles and Tomahawk missile systems (large angled boxes just forward of No. 3 gun), and Phalanx CIWS. NARA 330-CFD-DN-ST-82-01716 PH1 Terry C. Mitchell

USS New Jersey BB-62 CamdenNJ.jpgUSS Missouri BB-63 (1944-1992) Museum Ship – Pearl Harbor HW

USS Missouri BB-62 80-G-421049

USS Missouri BB-63 bombarding North Korean targets, Oct 1950, 80-G-421049 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Missouri BB-63 PearlHarborHWUSS Wisconsin BB-64 (1944-1991) Museum Ship – Norfolk VAUSS Wisconsin BB-64 NorfolkVA


USS Wisconsin refuels at sea from HMCS Provider during the Gulf War. Credit: Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / ISC 90 4031

Cruisers (C – CA – CG – CGN)

Des Moines Class CA Heavy Cruisers LOA 716′ TDISP 21,000 tons (3, 1 preserved)

CA 134 Des Moines NARA

USS Des Moines NARA: 7577504

USS Des Moines CA-134 (1948-1961) scrapped 2007USS Des Moines Philadelphia 2004USS Des Moines CA-134 Brownsville TX 2006.jpgUSS Salem CA-139 (1949-1959) – Museum Ship since 1994, Quincy MA

USS Salem NH 97607

USS Salem CA-139, 1952 NH 97607 Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command

CA 148 Newport News NARA

USS Newport News CA-148 Detail of NARA: 7577586

USS Long Beach CGN-9, (hulk) unique Guided Missile Nuclear-powered Cruiser (1961-1995) LOA 721′  TDISP 15,500 tons

USS Long Beach CGN9 NARA

USS Long Beach CGN-9 1993 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-85-07294 PH3 C. Yebba

USS Long Beach hull Bremerton 2013

Virginia Class CGN guided missile nuclear-powered cruiser LOA 586′ TDISP 11,600 tons (4, all dismantled)

USS Mississippi CGN-40 (1978-1997) fully dismantled 2007


USS Mississippi on sea trials 1978 NARA: USN 1172832 (courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command)

USS Mississippi CGN-40 hulk Bremerton 2007.jpg

Cleveland Class CL Light Cruiser LOA 610′ TDISP 14,000 tons (27, 1 preserved)

USS Oklahoma City CL-91 CLG-5 CG-5 (1944-1979) sunk as target 1999USS Oklahoma City CG-5 Port Hueneme 1994


USS Oklahoma City n.d. NARA: 428-N-1060518

USS Little Rock CL-92 CLG-4 CG-4 (1945-1976) Museum Ship Buffalo NYUSS Little Rock CL-92 Buffalo NY 2016.jpg

USS Little Rock NHHC NH 83498-KN

USS Little Rock CG-4 1974 USN Official NH 83498-KN, Courtesy of the Naval Heritage and History Command

Ticonderoga Class CG Guided missile cruisers LOA 567′ TDISP 9,800 tons. First 5 units fitted with MK. 26 missile launchers and without Vertical Launch System were retired.

USS Vincennes CG-49 (1985-2005), scrapped 2011USS Vincennes CG49 Brownsville TX 2010.jpg


USS Vincennes CG-49 last port of call in Pearl Harbor before decommissioning in 2005 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-07-00535 PH1 Robert C. Foster, Jr., USN

Belknap and Leahy Classes of guided missile cruiser/destroyer leader LOA 533′ to 547′ TDISP 7,400 – 7,900 tons (18 retired and scrapped)

Belknap and Leahy CGNs Suisun Bay 2002.jpg

USS Horne, Belknap Class CG-30 (1967-1994) sunk as target 2008


USS Horne, Tonkin Gulf 1968 NH 106544 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command JO2 Frank Rost

USS Horne CG-30 Suisun Bay CA 2008Belknap CGN Beaumont 2005USS Harry E. Yarnell CG-17 Leahy Class cruiser (1963-1993), left partially disassembled, finally scrapped 2002ex-USS Harry E Yarnell CG17 Philedelphia PA 1994.jpg

USS Harry E. Yarnell Maine 1969 NH 106505 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Olympia unique Protected Cruiser C-6 (1895-1922) LOA 344′ TDISP 7,000 tons Museum Ship since 1957, Philadelphia PAUSS Olympia C-6 Philedelphia PA, 2019.jpg

Amphibious Transport Docks

Austin Class LOA 570′ TDISP 16,900 tons (12, all retired)


USS Denver LPD-9, 1985 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-85-08314

USS Duluth LPD-6 (1965 – 2005), towed to Brownsville TX January 2014 for scrapping

Austin Class Amph Land Dock LSD Brownsville 2014Austin Class Amph Land Dock LSD 2018USS Ponce LPD-15 (1971 – 2017) inactive, to be scrappedUSS Ponce Bahrain 2012

The final voyage of USS Denver

Final voyage of USS Denver LPD-9 leaving Sasebo Japan 2014 US Navy: 1461456 Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Cameron McCulloch

Anchorage Class Dock Landing Ship LSD LOA 553′ TDISP 14,200 tons (5, 1 still active in Taiwan Navy)


USS Fort Fisher LSD-40, Hong Kong,1992 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-92-09505 LTJG Jeff Hilton

Anchorage Class LSD Suisun Bay 2009

Thomaston Class Dock Landing Ship LOA 510′ TDISP 11,500 tons (8, 2 transferred to Brazil, one of these the only remaining unit in reserve)


USS Spiegel Grove LSD-42, 1984 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-85-03922

USS Hermitage LSD-34 (1956 – 1989) transferred to Brazil 1989 as NDD Ceará G-30 currently in reserveThomaston LSD Brazil 2012

USS Alamo LSD-33 (1956 – 1990) transferred to Brazil as Rio de Janeiro G-31 1990, now awaiting disposalThomaston LSD Brazil 2018

Thomaston Class LSD 2 Suisun Bay 2009

Raleigh Class LPD Amphibious Transport Dock LOA 519′ TDISP 14,100 tons (3 units, 1 transformed into as a Command Ship 1972, all scrapped or sunk)


USS Vancouver LPH-2, 1991 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-05-01655

USS Vancouver LPD-2 (1963 – 1992) Laid up Suisun Bay CA. Scrapped 2013 Brownsville TX

Raleigh Class LPD Suisun Bay 2013

Casa Grande Class Dock Landing Ship LOA 458′ TDISP 4,500 tons (17, 4 served in Royal Navy, all now scrapped or sunk)

USS Shadwell LSD-15 (1944 – 1970) used as a Damage Control testing ship Little Sand Island, Mobile Bay AB 1988 to 2017, by the Naval Research Laboratory. It seems to have had simulated structures fitted, such as the sail of a submarine and a helicopter airframe. ex-Shadwell was then scrapped in place, as the hull was grounded and heavily deteriorated. The process can be read about here.

USS Shadwell Mobile AB 2013

Note the “igloos” fitted over the 40mm AA guns on either side of the bridge. These are rare now, but were almost universally applied to inactive ship fleets from the early postwar, and still quite common over guns (sometimes up to 5″) until the 1990s.

USS Shadwell LSD-15 1968 NH 107627

USS Shadwell LSD-15, 1968 NH 107627 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Shadwell had been present during the 2 Sep. 1945 surrender ceremonies in Tokyo Bay.

USS Shadwell Mobile AB 2017

Scrapping in situ on Little Sand Island, Mobile Bay, has revealed the full extent of the large well deck, innovative for a Second World War design.

Destroyers DD DDG

Kidd Class DDG LOA 563′ TDISP 9,500 tons (4 commissioned 1981-1982, retired from USN 1999, sold to Taiwan ca. 2005, still in service)Kidd Class DDs Charleston SC 2005.jpg


USS Kidd DDG-993 1990 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-90-11049 Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.)

Spruance Class DDG LOA 563′ TDISP 8,000 tons (31, 1 active in special role)

UNITAS 43-02

USS Fife (DD-991) 2002 NARA: DNSD0317023 LT. Corey Barker, USN

USS Arthur W. Radford DD-968 (1977-2003) Sunk as artificial reef 2011 (upper vessel with distinctive mast)ex-USS Arthur W Radford DD968 Philedelphia PA 2004.jpgUSS Paul F. Forster DD-964 (1976-2003), currently experimental self-defense test shipSpruance Class Destroyers disposal Philedelphia 2004.jpg

Charles F. Adams Class DDG LOA 437′ TDISP 4,500 tons (23, 1 to be scrapped 1 modified design preserved in Germany)


USS Cochrane DDG-21 1984 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-85-00740 PHC D. M. Witthuhn

Charles F. Adams class below an Oliver Hazzard Perry Class Frigate, Philadelphia.Charles F Adams Class DDG Philedelphia PA 2004.jpgScrap Charles F Adams Class DDG Philedelphia PA 2004USS Charles F. Adams (1960-1990), Philadelphia Naval Yard, on hold for preservation, but now likely to be scrapped 2020Mölders D186 (1969-2003) Lütjens class modified Charles F. Adams variant preserved as Museum Ship Wilhelmshaven GermanyD186 molders modified Adams class DDG

Farragut Class DDG LOA 512′ TDISP 5,600 tons (10, all retired and scrapped) service 1959-1993Farragut Class DDG Philedelphia PA 2004.jpg


USS Farragut DDG-37 1982 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-82-10442 PH1 G. D. Toon

Forrest Sherman Class DD LOA 418′ TDISP 4,000 tons (18, 2 preserved)3 US DD and DDG Philedelphia 2010.jpgUSS Barry DD-933 (1956-1982) Display Ship Washington Navy Yard, 1984-2015, 2016 returned to Philadelphia reserve fleet, to be scrapped. ASROC Anti-Submarine Launcher and Variable Depth Sonar installed quarterdeck and stern in 1968 (8 units became “Barry Class” variants).

USS Barry DD933 NH 106828

USS Barry DD-933, 1956, before installation of ASROC and VDS. NH 106828 Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command.

USS Barry DD933 Washington DC 2016.jpg

USS Barry 1978 NH 98051

USS Barry, 1978 NH 98051 Courtesy Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Edson DD-946 (1958-1989) Bay City Michigan Museum Ship.

USS Edson DD-946 USN 1120340

USS Edson DD-946 off coast of Vietnam refueling from USS Hancock Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command (National Archives) USN 1120340

USS Edson Bay City MI 2018.jpgUSS Turner Joy DD-951 (1959-1982) Museum Ship Bremerton WAUSS Turner Joy DD-951 Bremerton WA 2019.jpg

Gearing Class DD LOA 390′ TDISP 3,500 tons (98, 5 preserved)


ex-USS Hanson (DD-832)in Taiwanese service in 1993 as Liao Yang NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SN-94-00792

ex-USS William R. Rush DD-714 (1945) transferred to South Korean Navy 1978 as ROKS Kang Won DD-922, decommissioned 2000, Museum ship until scrapped 2016.ex-USS William R Rush Jinhae South Korea 2012.jpgex-USS Eversole DD-789 (1946) transferred to Turkey 1973 as TCG Gayret D–352, museum ship since 1995 with submarine TCG Hizirreis (ex-USS Gudgeon SS-567).ex-USS Eversole DD-789 TCG Gayret Izmit Turkey 2017.jpgex-USS Everett F. Larson DD-830 (1945) transferred to South Korean Navy 1972 as ROKS Jeong Buk DD-916, decommissioned 1999, Museum ship at Gangneung Unification Park, South Korea.ex-USS Everett F Larson DD830 Gangneung Unification Park South Korea 2018ex-USS Sarsfield DD-837 (1945) transferred to Taiwan 1977 as ROCS Te Yang )DDG-925) decommissioned 2005, Museum Ship Tainan City TaiwanUSS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. DD-850 (1945-1973) Museum Ship, Battleship Cove, Fall River, MAUSS Joseph P Kennedy jr Fall River MA 2013.jpgex-USS Orleck DD-886 (1945) transferred to Turkey 1982 as TCG Yücetepe D-345, decommissioned and returned to US in 2000, Museum ship at Lake Charles LA since 2010ex-USS Orleck DD-886 TCG Yücetepe Lake Charles LA 2013ex-USS Steinaker DD-863 (1945-1982) transferred to Mexico as ARM Netzahualcóyotl  D-102 (1982-2014) to be sunk as reef.ex-USS Steinaker Gearing class Mexico 2009

Allen M. Sumner Class DD LOA 376′ TDISP 2,200 tons (58, 1 preserved)


1977 view of ex-USS Zellers (DD-777) transferred to Iranian Navy as ITS Babr NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SN-87-12401 camera operator Ferver

USS Laffey DD-724 (1944-1975) Museum Ship, Patriot’s Point SCUSS Laffey DD-724 Charleston SC 2019.jpg

Fletcher Class DD LOA 376′ TDISP 2,500 tons (175, 4 preserved)

USS Kidd DD-661 (1943-1964) Museum ship / memorial Bâton Rouge LAHellenic Navy Velos ex-USS Charrette DD-581 (1943) transferred to Greece 1959. Service ended 1991. Museum ship since 1994 at Palaio Faliro, still in ceremonial commission

USS Charrette DD-581 Leyte Gulf 80-G-K-2191

USS Charrette DD-581 during the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf, 24 Oct. 1944, with USS New Jersey BB-62 in distance, 80-G-K-2191 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Cassin Young DD-793 (1943-1960) Museum ship Charleston Navy Yard MAUSS Cassin Young Boston MA 2018USS The Sullivans DD-537 (1943-1965) Museum Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, Buffalo, NY

“4-stacker” Classes LOA ca. 315′, TDISP ca. 1,200 tons. The remarkable view, loaded from the San Francisco Public Library onto Google Earth, is a 1938 view of the piers. These two destroyers are most likely either Wickes or Clemson Class destroyers:USN 4-stackers

USS Noa NH 73276

Clemson class destroyer USS Noa DD-343 ca.1930 San Diego, NH 73276 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command


© IWM (A 724) Destroyers swap US - UK

HMS Castleton (formerly American Wikes Class destroyer USS Aaron Ward) and HMS Clare (formerly Clemson Class, USS Abel P. Upsher), alongside each other, Devonport Dockyard, September 1940.© IWM (A 724)

Destroyer Escorts (DDE, DE)

Edsall Class DDE LOA 306′ TDISP 1,600 tons (85, 5 lost in combat, 1 preserved)

USS Stewart DE-238 (1942-1972), museum ship in Galveston TX since 1974

USS Stewart DE-238 80-G-200282

USS Stewart DE-238, 1943 80-G-200282 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command (Original held by National Archives)

USS Steward Galveston TX 2017ex-USS Hurst DE-250 (1943) transferred to Mexican Navy 1973 as Commodoro Manuel Azueta decommissioned 2015 at Veracruz, sunk as artificial reef 2017

USS Hurst DE-250 NH 43558

USS Hurst DE-250 NH 43558 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Hurst Vera Cruz MX 2015USS Hurst Vera Cruz MX 2009

Cannon Class DE, LOA 306′ TDISP 1,600 tons (72, 3 preserved 1 active in Royal Thai Navy)

USS Cannon 1943 NH 83390

[Detail of] USS Cannon (DE-99) 1943 NH 83390 Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command, from the collection of D. M. McPherson

USS McAnn DE-179 (1943) service in Brazil from 1944-1982 as Commandante Bauru Museum Ship Rio de JaneiroUSS Hemminger DE-746 (1944) transferred to Thailand 1959 as HTMS Pin Klao (DE-1), still in commission as ceremonial salute vessel.HTMS Pin Klao Cannon-class DE Bangkok 2018.jpgUSS Slater DE-776 (1944) museum ship Albany NY, served with Greek Navy 1951-1991 as AetosUSS Slater Cannon-class DE Albany 2018.jpgBRP Rajah Humabon PS-11, ex-USS Atherton DE-169 (1943) transferred to Japan 1955 and 20 years later to the Philippine Navy, served until 2018, intended to become a museum ship at Sangley Point, Philippines.BRP Rajah Humabon Cannon-class DE Sangley Pt. Philippines 2019

Frigates (FF, FFG)

Oliver Hazard Perry Class FFG LOA ca 450′ TDISP 4,000 tons (71, approximately 30 still active with non-US navies) these came in 445′ and 453′ Èlonglengthsinactive Oliver Hazard Perry frigates Phile 2019


USS Gary FFG-51 during sea trials 1984. Note distinctive single arm missile launcher forward and 76mm gun on superstructure between mast and funnel. NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-85-07089 Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp.

Oliver Hazard Perry frigates San Diego 2012Oliver Hazard Perry frigates Norfolk 2002

Knox Class FF LOA 438′ TDISP 4,200 tons in US service 1969-1994 (46, 1 preserved)

USS Ainsworth Knox class DN-SC-86-00518

USS Ainsworth 1985 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-86-00518

USS Ainsworth FF-1090 (1973) transferred to Turkey 1994 decommissioned 2004, Museum Ship at Izmir3 Knox class frigates transferred to Mexico Navy (4th out of frame) located near VeracruzKnox class Veracruz MX 2018

Garcia Class FF LOA 414′ TDISP 2,600 tons in US service 1964-1990 (9 retired, 4 transferred to Brazil, 1 still in reserve)


USS Koelsch FF-1049 1985 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-86-00294

Garcia Class FF Brazil 2012USS Voge FF-1047 (1966-1989) and USS Edward McDonnell (1965-1988) FF-1043 both scrapped 2001-2002Garcia Class FFs philedelphia 1999

Bronstein Class LOA 371′ TDISP 2,600 tons (2, both transferred to Mexico, now retired)

USS Bronstein FF-1037 (1963-1990) transferred to Mexico as ARM Hermenegildo Galeana F202 (1993-2017) and USS McCloy FF-1038 (1963-1990) transferred to Mexico as ARM Nicolás Bravo (E40) (1993-2017)


USS McCloy FF-1038 during rescue operations for submarine USS Bonefish 27 April 1988 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-88-07597 PH3 Smith, USN

Bronstein class FF Mexico 2012


USS Bronstein FF-1037 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-93-01089


Agile / Agressive Class LOA 172′ TDISP 775 tons (53, 2 preserved)


USS Constant MSO-427 1982 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-82-10504 Norman Polmar


USS Fearless (MSO 442) 1989 NARA: DNST8908735 PH1 Smith

USS Lucid AM-458 (1955-1976) Museum Ship Stockton CA under restorationUSS Lucid Stockton CA 2013

Onverschrokken AM-483 (1955 – 1987) built for Netherlands, converted to torpedo retrieval ship Mercuur A-856 preserved as Museum Ship in Scheveningenmercuur scheveningen 2008

Auk Class (95 built) LOA 221′ TDISP 1,100 tons

Auk ClassBRP RIZAL (PS 74) detail of NARA

Auk Class BRP RIZAL (PS 74) ex-USS Murrelet In service with the Philippine Navy, 2005 Detail of NARA 330-CFD-DN-SD-06-05158

ex-USS Vigilance AM-324 (1944) transferred 1967 to Philippine Navy as BRP Quezon (PS-70), still in service as a patrol corvette, one of oldest active warships in World, with US service in the Pacific Theater, and 3 Battle Stars.BRP Quezon ex-USS Vigilance Sangley Pt. Phillipines 2018.jpg

BRP Manuel L. Quezon (70), August 2009, off Bitung and off Manad

BRP Manuel L. Quezon (70), August 2009 credit: 1t0pe125

Admirable Class LOA 144′ TDISP 530 tons (123, 1 preserved)

USS Admirable AM-136 80-G-411693

USS Admirable AM-136 ca. 1943 80-G-411693 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command (original in collection of National Archives)

USS Hazard AM-240 (1944-1971) Museum Ship Freedom Park Omaha NBUSS Hazard Omaha NB 2018USS Inaugural AM-242 (1944-1967) Museum Ship St. Louis MO 1968-1993 wrecked during 1993 Great Flood, 3″ 50 caliber deck gun still in place 2012USS Inaugural wreck St Louis MO 2012.jpg

Lapwing Class LOA TDISP 840 tons 188′ (49, 1 derelict)

ex-USS Auk, AM-38 (1918-1920) in reserve recommissioned as USC & GS Discoverer for survey work (1921-1941) transferred back to Navy for wartime salvage work as USS Discoverer ARS-3, sold out of service in 1947 transferred to Venezuela as Felipe Larrazabal (R-11) 1947, decommissioned 1962, derelict hulk at Puerto Cabello

USS Auk AM-38 NH 45252

USS Auk AM-38, 1919 NH 45252 Courtesy Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Auk wreck 2018 Venezuela

Patrol Craft

PCE-842-class LOA 184′ TDISP 850 tons

ex-USS PCE-897 (1945) transferred to Philippine Navy 1948 as BRP Iloilo PS-32 decommissioned 2016BRP Iloilo PS-32 Philippines 2018.jpg

Landing Ships

Newport Class LST LOA 522′ TDISP 8,500 tons (20, 12 to other navies (most now retired, remaining USN units retired)


USS Newport LST-1179, 1987 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SN-90-00384

USS Cayuga LST-1186 (1970-1994) transferred to Brazil as Mattoso Maia G-28 (still in service as of 2019)Newport LST Brazil 2018Newport LST Phila 2019Newport LST Hawaii 2004

LST-1 Class LOA 327′ TDISP 4,100 tons

USS LST-325 LST-1 class Landing Ship, Tank (1943-1961) transferred to Greece 1964 as RHS Syros (L-144), decommissioned 1999. Museum ship Evansville INUSS LST-325 Evansville IN 2014.jpg

LST 357 NHHC USA C-708

USS LST-357 loading in preparation for D-Day landings, 1944 NARA: USA C-708 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command

US LST 80-G-K-2239

USS LST-942 80-G-K-2239 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command

Submarine Tenders

Fulton Class LOA 530′ TDISP 9,400 tons (7, all scrapped)


USS Fulton AS-11, 1984 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-85-01936

USS Sperry AS-12 (1944-1982) adapted 1961 to service nuclear ballistic missile submarines. Laid up Suisun Bay 1982-2011. Scrapped 2011USS Sperry AS-12 Suisun 2011.jpg

Large Transports

Barrett Class Transport LOA 534′ TDISP 17,600 tons

USNS Upshur T-AP-198 (1952 – 1973) constructed 1951 as SS President Hayes. After retirement from USNS became TS State of Maine, used as training vessel at Maine and Massachusetts maritime academies until 1995, when it became a US Coast Guard Fire Training Vessel with ex-USS Shadwell Little Sand Island Mobile Bay AB removed 2010-2011 scrapped Brownsville TXUSNS Upshur mobile AB 2007

P2 Transport types


ex-USNS General Hugh J. Gaffey (originally Admiral W.L. Capps) AP-121, used as a Barracks Ship Pearl Harbor HW ca. 1987 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-87-03912 Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.)

USNS General Edwin D. Patrick T-AP-124 (Originally Admiral C.F. Hughes – 1945) LOA 609′ TDISP 17,000 tons in reserve fleet Suisun Bay 1968-2010, scrapped 2010 and General John S. Pope T-AP-110 (1943) LOA 623′ TDISP 17,900 tons in reserve fleet Suisun Bay 1970-2010 scrapped 2010

Admiral CF Hughes NH 80020

USAT Admiral C.F. Hughes AP-124 ca. 1946 NH 80020 Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command Collection of Mr. James Russell

USNS tranports Generals E D Patrick and J S Pope Suisun 2009.jpg

General John s pope NH 78646

USS General John S. Pope AP-110 transporting soldiers back from the Pacific NH 78646 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command Donald M. McPherson Collection

Hospital Ships

Haven Class LOA 522′ TDISP 15,200 tons (6, 1 lost in collision, rest scrapped)

USS Sanctuary AH-17 (1945 – 1975) laid up until 1989, sold to civilian use, attempts to convert to an addiction recovery center were mired in legal battles over coast of docking the vessel in Baltimore, MD, eventually sold for scrapping in Brownsville TX, 2011USS Sanctuary AH-17 Baltimore 2010