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United States' Ship Classes, Battle Stars

Type Ship Designations Class
Aircraft Carrier CV Essex class
Aircraft Carrier CV Langley
Aircraft Carrier CV Lexington class / Saratoga class / Lexington / Saratoga
Aircraft Carrier CV Midway class
Aircraft Carrier CV Ranger
Aircraft Carrier CV Wasp
Aircraft Carrier CV Yorktown class
Aircraft Carrier - Escort CVE Bogue class / Attacker / Ruler
Aircraft Carrier - Escort CVE Casablanca class
Aircraft Carrier - Escort CVE Charger
Aircraft Carrier - Escort CVE Chenango
Aircraft Carrier - Escort CVE Commencement Bay class
Aircraft Carrier - Escort CVE Long Island
Aircraft Carrier - Escort CVE Sangamon class
Aircraft Carrier - Light CVL Independence class
Aircraft Carrier - Light CVL Saipan class
Aircraft Carrier - Training IX Sable
Aircraft Carrier - Training IX Wolverine
Attack Cargo Ship   Andromeda
Battlecruiser CB Alaska class
Battleship BB Arkansas class / Wyoming class
Battleship BB Colorado class / Maryland class
Battleship BB Florida
Battleship BB Iowa class / Iowa
Battleship BB Montana class
Battleship BB Nevada class / Oklahoma class
Battleship BB New Mexico class
Battleship BB New York class / Texas class
Battleship BB North Carolina class / Washington class / Washington
Battleship BB Pennsylvania class / Arizona
Battleship BB South Dakota class / South Dakota
Battleship BB Tennessee class / California class
Coast Guard Cutter   Treasury
Cruiser - Heavy CA Astoria class / New Orleans class
Cruiser - Heavy CA Baltimore class / Oregon City class
Cruiser - Heavy CA Des Moines class / Salem class
Cruiser - Heavy CA Northampton class / Chester class
Cruiser - Heavy CA Pensacola class
Cruiser - Heavy CA Portland class / Indianapolis class
Cruiser - Heavy CA Wichita class
Cruiser - Light CL Atlanta class / San Diego class
Cruiser - Light CL Brooklyn class / St. Louis
Cruiser - Light CL Cleveland class / Fargo class
Cruiser - Light CL Omaha class
Cruiser - Light CL Worcester / Worcester class
Destroyer DD "Flush Deck"
Destroyer DD Allen M. Sumner
Destroyer DD Allen
Destroyer DD Anderson
Destroyer DD Bagley
Destroyer DD Benham
Destroyer DD Benson / Gleaves / Benson-Livermore
Destroyer DD Bristol
Destroyer DD Brooklyn
Destroyer DD Buchanan
Destroyer DD Clemson
Destroyer DD Dunlap
Destroyer DD Farragut
Destroyer DD Fletcher
Destroyer DD Gearing
Destroyer DD Gridley / Craven
Destroyer DD Mahan
Destroyer DD Porter
Destroyer DD Selfridge
Destroyer DD Sims
Destroyer DD Somers
Destroyer DD Wickes
Destroyer Escort DE Bostwick
Destroyer Escort DE Cannon
Destroyer Escort DE DET / FMR / DET Cannon
Destroyer Escort DE Evarts
Destroyer Escort DE FMR Edsall / Edsall
Destroyer Escort DE GMT
Destroyer Escort DE TE / Buckley
Destroyer Escort DE TEV Rudderow / Rudderrow
Destroyer Escort DE TEV / WGT / WGT Butler
Patrol Frigate PF Asheville / Tacoma
Submarine SS Argonaut
Submarine SS Balao
Submarine SS Barracuda
Submarine SS Cachalot
Submarine SS Corsair
Submarine SS Dolphin
Submarine SS Gato / Tench
Submarine SS M
Submarine SS Mackerel / Merln
Submarine SS Narwhal
Submarine SS O
Submarine SS P
Submarine SS Perch
Submarine SS Pike
Submarine SS Plunger
Submarine SS Porpoise
Submarine SS R
Submarine SS S
Submarine SS Salmon
Submarine SS Sargo / Seadragon
Submarine SS Shark
Submarine SS T
Submarine SS Tambor
Code Ship Type
AC Collier
ACV Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier
AG Miscellaneous Auxiliary Ship
AGC Amphibious Force Flagship
AKA Attack Cargo Ship
AO Oiler
AP Transport
APA Transport - Attack
APD Transport - High Speed
AV Seaplane Tender
AVG Aircraft Escort Ship
BB Battleship
BBc Battleship - Coastal
BC Battle Cruiser
CA Cruiser - Heavy
CB Cruiser - Large
CL Cruiser - Light
CLAA, CL(AA) Cruiser - Anti-Aircraft
CM Minelayer
CMc Minelayer - Coastal
CV Aircraft Carrier
CVB Aircraft Carrier - Large
CVE Aircraft Carrier - Escort
CVL Aircraft Carrier - Light
CVS Aircraft Carrier - Seaplane
CX Armed Merchant Cruiser
DD Destroyer
DE Destroyer Escort
DM Minelayer - Light
DMS Destroyer - Minesweeper - Fast
IX Unclassified Ship
LCC Landing Craft Control
LCI Landing Craft Infantry
LCI(G) Landing Craft Infantry - Gunboat
LCI(L) Landing Craft Infantry - Large
LCI(M) Landing Craft Infantry - Mortar
LCI(R) Landing Craft Infantry - Rocket
LCM Landing Craft Mechanized
LCP Landing Craft Personnel
LCP(L) Landing Craft Personnel - Large
LCP(R) Landing Craft Personnel - Ramp
LCR Landing Craft Rubber Assault Craft
LCR(L) Landing Craft Rubber - Large
LCS(L) Landing Craft Support - Large
LCS(S) Landing Craft Support - Small
LCT Landing Craft Tank
LCV Landing Craft Vehicle
LCVP Landing Craft Vehicle and Personnel
LSD Landing Ship - Dock
LSM Landing Ship - Medium
LSM(R) Landing Ship - Medium - Rocket
LST Landing Ship Tank
LSV Landing Ship Vehicle
LVT Landing Vehicle Tracked
LVT(A) Landing Vehicle Tracked - Armored
LVT(G) Landing Vehicle Tracked - Gunboat
LVT(L) Landing Vehicle Tracked - Large
LVT(M) Landing Vehicle Tracked - Mortar
LVT(R) Landing Vehicle Tracked - Rocket
PR River Gunboat
PT Patrol Torpedo
PTC Patrol Torpedo - Chaser
SM Submarine Minelayer
SS Submarine
  • December 7, 1941: Pearl Harbor / Midway
  • December 7, 1941 - September 2, 1945: Submarine Patrols
  • December 8 - 23, 1941: Wake Island
  • December 8, 1941 - May 6, 1942: Philippine Islands
  • December 16, 1941 - July 9, 1944: Antisubmarine, Armed Guard, Escort - Europe, North Africa, Middle East
  • January 23 -24, 1942: Makassar Strait
  • February 1 - March 10, 1942: Pacific Raids
  • February 19 - 20, 1942: Badoeng Strait
  • February 21, 1942 - January 31, 1943: Antisubmarine, Armed Guard, Escort - American Area
  • February 27, 1942: Java Sea
  • April 14 - 21, 1942: Malta Reinforcement
  • May 3 - 16, 1942: Malta Reinforcement
  • May 4 - 8, 1942: Coral Sea
  • June 3 - 6, 1942: Midway
  • August 7 - 9, 1942: Guadalcanal, Tulagi invasions
  • August 8, 1942 - August 9, 1944: Antisubmarine, Armed Guard, Escort - Asiatic-Pacific Area
  • August 10, 1942 - February 8, 1943: Guadalcanal capture
  • August 17 - 18, 1942: Makin Raid
  • August 23 - 25, 1942: Eastern Solomon Islands
  • October 5, 1942: Buin-Faisi-Tonoley Raid
  • October 11 - 12, 1942: Cape Esperance
  • October 26, 1942: Santa Cruz Islands
  • November 8, 1942 - July 9, 1943: North Africa
  • November 12 - 15, 1942: Guadalcanal
  • November 30 - December 1, 1942: Tassafaronga
  • December 17, 1942 - July 24, 1944: Eastern New Guinea
  • January 29 - 30, 1943: Rennell Island
  • February 8, 1943 - March 15, 1945: Solomons
  • March 26 - June 2, 1943: Aleutians
  • June 20 - October 16, 1943: New Georgia
  • June 25, 1943 - May 1, 1944: Bismarck Archipelago
  • July 9 - August 17, 1943: Sicily
  • September 9 - 21, 1943: Salerno
  • October 27 - December 15, 1943: Treasury-Bouganville
  • November 13 - December 8, 1943: Gilbert Islands
  • November 26, 1943 - March 2, 1944: Marshall Islands
  • January 22 - June 17, 1944: Italian West Coast
  • February 1, 1944 - August 11, 1945: Kuril Island
  • February 16 - October 9, 1944: Asiatic-Pacific Raids
  • April 21 - June 1, 1944: Hollandia
  • April 21, 1944 - January 9, 1945: Western New Guinea
  • June 6 - 25, 1944: Normandy
  • June 10 - August 27, 1944: Marianas
  • July 10 - November 17, 1944: Northeast Greenland
  • August 15 - September 25, 1944: Southern France
  • August 31 - October 14, 1944: Western Caroline Islands
  • October 19 - December 16, 1944: Leyte
  • December 12, 1944 - January 22, 1945: Luzon
  • January 29 - April 16, 1945: Manila Bay
  • February 15 - March 16, 1945: Iwo Jima
  • February 28 - July 20, 1945: Southern Philippines
  • March 27 - June 30, 1945: Okinawa
  • April 27 - July 30, 1945: Borneo
  • June 23, 1945 - March 2, 1946: Minesweeping - Asiatic-Pacific Area
  • July 10 - August 15, 1945: Japan Home Islands by Third Fleet
  • July 24 - August 1, 1945: Tinian

Sources:

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946, Robert Gardiner, 1987
  2. US Warships of World War 2, Paul H. Silverstone, 1965
  3. Janes' Fighting Ships of World War II, 1989
  4. Battleships of World War Two an International Encyclopedia, M. J. Whitley, 1998
  5. Cruisers of World War Two An International Encyclopedia, M. J. Whitley, 1995
  6. World War II The Encyclopedia of the War Years 1941 - 1945, Norman Polmar, Thomas B. Allen, 1996
  7. World War II Almanac, Keith D. Dickson, 2008
  8. The World's Aircraft Carriers 1914 - 1945, Roger Chesneau, 1986
  9. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
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