USN Current Auxiliaries and Other Ships (see also retired listing)
Mine Countermeasures Ships
Avenger Class LOA 224′ TDISP 1,300 tons (14 built, 11 active, 1 accidentally lost)
Expeditionary Fast Transports (EPF)
Spearhead Class LOA 338′ TDISP 1,500 tons (10 active) Distinctive catamaran hull
USNS Burlington T-EPF-10 (2018) Little Creek VA
Experimental Littoral Combat Ship
Sea Fighter FSF-1 (2005) LOA 262′ TDISP 1,600 tons SWATH hull design (Catamaran)
Emory S. Land Class LOA 649′ TDISP 23,000 tons (2 active, 1 retired)
USS Emory S. Land AS-39 (1979)
Expeditionary Mobile Base (ESB) This is a whole new class of vessels, that are adapted from oil tankers. They are cut down to feature large open well deck areas to handle amphibious forces, including Landing Craft Air-Cushioned (LCAC), and in the case of the Lewis B. Puller below, have a flight deck built on top to handle up to 4 helicopters, with a hangar and other facilities built over the bows. The whole offers an inexpensive alternative to the landing ship docks above, which, in low intensity use, could base the same amphibious and air units (or warsearcher staff have the whole concept wrong).
USS Lewis B. Puller ESB-3 (2017) LOA 763′ TDISP 80,000 tons
Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD)
USNS John Glenn T-ESD-2 (2014) Montford Point Class LOA 765′ TDISP 34,500 tons. Formerly called a Mobile Landing Platform. Similar to the Expeditionary Mobile Base, a slightly earlier variation on the same basic Alaska tanker design. Special Operations Mothership
MV Ocean Trader (ca. 2016) LOA 633′ TDISP 20,650 tons, formerly MV Cragside (2011) Reportedly a highly secretive mothership packed with special operations gear. The vessel was converted in Mobile AB, and now features large twin hangars infront of the superstructure, and ports along the side to launch craft.
Landing Craft Utility several classes LOA 115′ – 135′ TDISP 350 – 390 tons
LCU 1610 or 1627 type:Landing Craft Mechanized LCM-8 type LOA 74′ TDISP 111 tons (in service since 1959, several variants, large number still in service)
Mercy Class LOA 894′ TDISP 65,500 tons
USNS Mercy (1986)USNS Comfort (1986)
Bob Hope Class Vehicle Cargo Ships LOA 951′ TDISP 62,000 tons, (about the size of a Forrestal Class aircraft carrier) in service 1998 – with Military Sealift Command
USS Pueblo AGEF-2 (1966) environmental research and spy ship captured by North Koreans in Jan. 1968, currently a museum ship or monument at the Victorious Fatherland Memorial/Museum in Pyongyang. Pueblo was originally constructed as a small Army coastal cargo vessel in 1944.