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The list of auxiliary ship classes in service includes all auxiliary ships in naval service in the world. For combatant ships, see the list of naval ship classes in service.

Command and support ships

Hospital ships

  • RFA Argus Primary Casualty Receiving Ship (A135)
    • builder: Italy converted by  United Kingdom
    • Displacement: 28,081 tonnes
    • Operator:  Royal Navy

Replenishment ships

  • Berlin class (Type 702) combat support ship
    • Builder:  Germany
    • Displacement: 20,240 tons
    • Operator  German Navy: 2 in service, 1 ordered
  • Ness class stores ship (AFS 8)
    • Builder:  United Kingdom
    • Displacement: 16,800 tons
    • Operator:  United States Navy: 3 in commission, former Royal Navy ships

Tankers and oilers

  • Amsterdam fleet oiler
    • Displacement: 17,000 tons
    • Operator:  Netherlands, 1 in service
  • Alyay class fleet oiler (Project 160)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 7,225 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 4 in service
  • Dubna class fleet oiler
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 11,140 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 2 in service
  • Fulin class coastal tanker
  • Jinyou class coastal tanker
  • Olekma class fleet oiler
    • Builder:  Finland
    • Displacement: 6,440 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 2 in service
  • Panarea class Gasoline tanker
    • Builder:  Italy
    • Displacement: 863 tons
    • Operator:  Marina Militare: 4 in service
  • Shengli class coastal tanker
  • Uda class fleet oiler (Project 577)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 7,160 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 5 in service
  • Vyaz'ma fleet oiler
  • Zuiderkruis fleet oiler
    • Displacement: 16,900 tons
    • Operator:  Netherlands, 1 in service

Tenders

  • Elbe class (Type 404) Tender
    • Builder:  Germany
    • Displacement: 3,586 tons
    • Operator  German Navy: 6 in service
  • Dazhou class submersible support ship
  • Godetia minecraft tender
  • Jules Verne fleet tender
  • Malina class submarine tender (Project 2020)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union /  Ukraine
    • Displacement: 13,900 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 3 in service
  • Urga class submarine tender (Project 1886.1)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 9,650 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 2 in service
  • Rhin class tender
    • Displacement: 2,445 tons
    • Operator:  French Navy: 2 in service
  • Vulcain class diving tender
    • Builder:  France
    • Displacement: 490 tons
    • Operator:  French Navy

Service vessels

  • Alagez submarine salvage and rescue ship (Project 537)
  • Amur class repair ship (Project 304)
    • Builder:  Poland
    • Displacement: 5,500 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 11 in service
  • Anteo submarine rescue ship
  • Bereza class degaussing ship (Project 130)
  • Dalang class submarine rescue ship
    • Builder:  People's Republic of China
    • Displacement: 4,000 tons
    • Operator:  People's Liberation Army Navy: 4 in service, plus 1 modified for electronic surveillance
  • Garonne class small repair ship
  • Kashtan submersible support ship
  • Kommuna submersible support ship
  • Mühlhausen diver support ship
    • Builder:  Germany
    • Displacement: 854 tons
    • Operator:  German Navy: 1 in service
  • Oskol class repair ship (Project 300/301/303)
    • Builder:  Poland
    • Displacement: 2,700 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 8 in service
  • Pelym class degaussing ship (Project 1799)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 1,200 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 17 in service
  • Pionier Moskvyy class submersible support ship (Project 05360)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 7,960 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 4 in service
  • Ticino class Water Transport
    • Builder:  Italy
    • Displacement: 1,968 tons
    • Operator:  Marina Militare: 2 in service
  • Yanbai class degaussing ship
  • Youdian class cable ship
    • Builder:  People's Republic of China
    • Displacement: 1,550 tons
    • Operator:  People's Liberation Army Navy: 9 in service, including 3 modified as buoy tenders

Tugs

  • Abeille Flandre class large salvage tug
    • Displacement: 3,800 tons
    • Operator:  French Navy: 2 in service
  • Alcyon class ocean tug and buoy tender
    • Displacement: 1,500 tons
    • Operator:  French Navy: 2 in service
  • Atlante class ocean tug
    • Builder:  Italy
    • Displacement: 750 tons
    • Operator:  Marina Militare: 2 in service
  • Belier class coastal tug
    • Displacement: 800 tons
    • Operator:  French Navy: 3 in service
  • Chamois class coastal tug and logistical support ship
    • Displacement: 505 tons
    • Operator:  French Navy: 1 in service
  • Ciclope class ocean tug
    • Builder:  Italy
    • Displacement: 660 tons
    • Operator:  Marina Militare: 6 in service
  • Fehmarn class (Type 720) salvage tug
    • Builder:  Germany
    • Displacement: 1,310 tons
    • Operator:  German Navy
  • Goliat class ocean tug (Project 733)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 890 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 25 in service
  • Goryn class fleet tug (Project 563)
    • Builder:  Finland
    • Displacement: 2,200 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 9 in service
  • Gromovoy class ocean tug
  • Habagat class MT Tug (TB-271)
    • Builder:  Philippines
    • Displacement: unknown
    • Operator: Philippine Coast Guard
  • Ingul class salvage tug (Project 1452/1453)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 4,000 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 4 in service
  • Iva class fire rescue tug (Project B-99)
    • Builder:  Poland
    • Displacement: 2,300 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 4 in service
  • Katun class fire tug (Project 1893/1993)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 1,200 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 13 in service
  • Lütje Horn class (Type 725) harbour tug
    • Builder:  Germany
    • Operator:  German Navy: 6 in service
  • MB-330 class ocean tug
    • Builder:  Singapore
    • Displacement: 1,180 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 1 in service
  • Neftegaz class salvage tug (Project B-92)
    • Builder:  Poland
    • Displacement: 4,000 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 3 in service
  • Porto class harbour tug
    • Builder:  Italy
    • Displacement: 412 tons
    • Operator:  Marina Militare: 11 in service
  • Prut class salvage tug (Project 527M)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 3,330 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 2 in service
  • Rari class supply tug
    • Displacement: 1,550 tons
    • Operator:  French Navy: 2 in service
  • Sleipner class harbour tug
  • Sliva class salvage tug (Project 712)
    • Builder:  Finland
    • Displacement: 3,000 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 3 in service
  • Sorum class fleet tug (Project 745)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 1,656 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 22 in service
  • Sylt class (Type 724) large harbour tug
    • Builder:  Germany
    • Operator:  German Navy: 2 in service
  • Tenace class ocean tug
    • Displacement: 1,400 tons
    • Operator:  French Navy: 2 in service
  • Wustrow class (Type 414) harbour tug
    • Builder:  Germany
    • Operator:  German Navy: 2 in service

Icebreakers

Surveillance and intelligence vessels

  • Alpinist class electronic surveillance ships (Project 503M)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 1,140 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 3 in service
  • Bougainville electronic surveillance ship
  • Elettra electronic surveillance ship
  • Lira class electronic surveillance ship (Project 1826)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 4,900 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 1 in service
  • Monge missile tracking ship
  • Primor'ye class electronic surveillance ship (Project 394B)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 4,340 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 2 in service
  • Vishnaya class electronic surveillance ship (Project 864)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 3,470 tons
    • Operator:  Russian Navy: 7 in service
  • Waters navigation research and missile tracking ship (AGS 45)
  • Yanha class icebreaker and electronic surveillance ship
  • Yuanwang class missile tracking and space event support ship

Research and scientific vessels

  • Alliance class research ship
  • Baldur class coastal survey ship
  • Belgica coastal research ship
  • Echo class survey ship
    • Builder  United Kingdom
    • Displacement: 3,470 tons
    • Operator:  Royal Navy: 2 in commission
  • Hayes acoustic trials ship (AG 195)
  • Helmsand class trial and fleet service ships (Type 748)
    • Builder:  Germany
    • Operator:  German Navy: 3 in service
  • La Perouse class survey ship
    • Displacement: 980 tons
    • Operator:  French Navy: 4 in service
  • Leonardo research ship
  • Magnaghi oceanographic research ship
  • Melville class oceanographic research/survey ship (AGOR 14)
  • Moma class survey ship (Project 861)
    • Builder:  Soviet Union /  Poland
    • Displacement: 1,600 tons
    • Operator:  Croatian Navy: 1 in service
  • Ninfe class oceanographic research ship
    • Builder  Italy
    • Displacement: 415 tons
    • Operator:  Marina Militare: 2 in service
  • Planet class (Type 751) research ship (SWATH vessel)
    • Builder:  Germany
    • Displacement: 3,500 tons
    • Operator:  German Navy: 1 in service
  • HMS Scott ocean survey vessel
    • Builder  United Kingdom
    • Displacement: 13,500 tons
    • Operator:  Royal Navy 1 in service
  • Shijian class research ship
  • Shuguang class research ship
  • Thomas G. Thompson class oceanographic research/survey ship (AGOR 23)
  • Wilhelm Pullwer class trial boat (Type 741)
    • Builder:  Germany
    • Operator:  German Navy: 1 in service
  • Valerian Uryvayav class survey ship
    • Builder:  Soviet Union
    • Displacement: 1,050 tons
    • Operators:
  • Xiangyanghong class research ship
    • Builder:  People's Republic of China
    • Displacement: 10,000 tons
    • Operator:  People's Liberation Army Navy: 12 in service in various configurations
  • Yanlun class research ship
  • Yannan class research ship

Logistical support ships

  • 1st Lt Harry L. Martin Marine Corps prepositioning ship (AK 3015)
  • Algol class fast vehicle cargo ship (AKR 287)
    • Builder:  Netherlands
    • Displacement: 55,355 tons
    • Operator:  United States Navy: 8 in commission
  • Bob Hope class army vehicle prepositioning ship (AKR 300)
  • Bobo class Marine Corps prepositioning ship (AK 3008)
  • Cape Ann class general cargo ship (AK 5009)
  • Cape Breton class general cargo ship (AK 5056)
  • Cape Ducato class roll-on/roll-off vehicle cargo ship (AKR 5051)
    • Builder:  France /  Sweden
    • Displacement: 34,790 tons
    • Operator:  United States Navy: 5 in commission
  • Cape Fear class barge carrier (AK 5061)
  • Cape Flattery class barge carrier (AK 5070)
  • Cape Girardeau class container/bulk cargo ship (AK 2039)
  • Cape Hudson class vehicle cargo ship (AKR 5066)
    • Builder:  Japan /  Norway
    • Displacement: 51,000 tons
    • Operator:  United States Navy: 3 in commission
  • Cape Island class vehicle cargo ship (AKR 10)
  • Cape John class general cargo ship (AK 5022)
  • Cape Knox class vehicle cargo ship (AKR 5082)
    • Builder:  Japan
    • Displacement: 29,200 tons
    • Operator:  United States Navy: 2 in commission
  • Cape Lambert class vehicle cargo ship (AKR 5077)
  • Cape Washington class vehicle cargo ship (AKR 9961)
    • Builder:  Poland
    • Displacement: 53,600 tons
    • Operator:  United States Navy: 2 in commission
  • Green Wave polar logistics ship (AK 2050)
  • Honqui class coastal freighter
  • LCpl Roy M. Wheat Marine Corps prepositioning ship (AK 3016)
  • Qiongsha class troop ship
    • Builder:  People's Republic of China
    • Displacement: 2,150 tons
    • Operator:  People's Liberation Army Navy: 4 troop ship and 2 hospital ship versions in service
  • Shughart class army prepositioning ship (AKR 295)

Search and Rescue Vessels

  • San Juan class Search and Rescue Vessel
    • Builder:  Australia
    • Displacement: 540 tons
    • Operator: Philippine Coast Guard: 4 in service
  • Ilocos Norte class Search and Rescue Vessel
    • Builder:  Australia
    • Displacement: 120 tons
    • Operator: Philippine Coast Guard: 4 in service

Training ships

See Category:Training ships
  • Type 82 training ship
    • Builder  United Kingdom
    • Displacement: 6,000 tons
    • Operator:  Royal Navy 1 in service

See also

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