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Appendix B
Symbols of U.S. Navy Ships

AB
Crane Ship
ACM
Auxiliary Mine Layer
AD
Destroyer Tender
AE
Ammunition Ship
AF
Provision Storeship
AG
Miscellaneous Auxiliary
AGC
Amphibious Force Flagship
AGP
Motor Torpedo Boat Tender
AGS
Surveying Ship
AH
Hospital Ship
AK
Cargo Ship
AKA
Cargo Ship, Attack
AKN
Net Cargo Ship
AKS
General Stores Issue Ship
AKV
Cargo Ship and Aircraft Ferry
AM
Mine Sweeper
AMb
Base Mine Sweeper
AMc
Coastal Mine Sweeper
AN
Net Layer
AO
Oiler
AOG
Gasoline Tanker
AP
Transport
APA
Transport, Attack
APB
Barracks Ship (self-propelled)
APc
Coastal Transport
APD
Transport, High Speed
APH
Transport for Wounded
APL
Barracks Ship (non-self-propelled)
APV
Transport and Aircraft Ferry
AR
Repair Ship
ARG
Repair Ship, Internal Combustion Engine
ARH
Repair Ship, Heavy Hull
ARL
Reapir Ship, Landing Craft
ARS
Salvage Vessel
ARS(T)
Salvage Craft Tender
ARV
Aircraft Repair Ship
ARV(A)
Aircraft Repair Ship (aircraft)
ARV(E)
Aircraft Repair Ship (engine)
AS
Submarine Tender
ASR
Submarine Rescue Vessel
ATA
Ocean Tug, Auxiliary
ATF
Ocean Tug, Fleet
ATO
Ocean Tug, Old
ATR
Ocean Tug, Rescue
AV
Seaplane Tender, Large
AVC
Catapult Lighter
AVD
Seaplane Tender (high speed)
AVP
Seaplane Tender, Small
AW
Distilling Ship
AX
(Planned Auxiliary, New Construction)
BB
Battleship
CA
Heavy Cruiser
CAZ
(Planned Auxiliary, Conversion)
CB
Large Cruiser
CL
Light Cruiser
CM
Mine Layer
CMc
Coastal Mine Layer
CV
Aircraft Carrier
CVB
Aircraft Carrier, Large
CVE
Aircraft Carrier, Escort
CVL
Aircraft Carrier, Light
DD
Destroyer
DE
Destroyer Escort
DM
Light Mine Layer
IX
Miscellaneous Unclassified
LCC(1)
Landing Craft, Control (Mk. 1)
LCC(2)
Landing Craft, Control (Mk. 2)
LCI(FF)
Landing Craft, Infantry (flotilla flagship)
LCI(G)
Landing Craft, Infantry (gunboat)
LCI(L)
Landing Craft, Infantry (large)
LCM(2)
Landing Craft Mechanized (Mk. II)


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LCM(3)
Landing Craft, Mechanized (Mk. III)
LCM(6)
Landing Craft, Mechanized (Mk. VI)
LCP(L)
Landing Craft, Personnel (large)
LCP(N)
Landing Craft, Personnel (nested)
LCP(R)
Landing Craft, Personnel (with ramp)
LCR(L)
Landing Craft, Rubber (large)
LCR(S)
Landing Craft, Rubber (small)
LCS(L)(3)
Landing Craft, Support (large) (Mk. III)
LCS(S)(1)
Landing Craft, Support (small) (Mk. I)
LCS(S)(2)
Landing Craft, Support (small) (Mk. II)
LCT(5)
Landing Craft, Tank (Mk. V)
LCT(6)
Landing Craft, Tank (Mk. VI)
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 Shiip, Tank
LSV
Landing Ship, Vehicle
LSX
(Planned Landing Ship)
LVT(1)
Landing Vehicle, Tracked (Mk. I)
LVT(A)(1)
Landing Vehicle, Tracked (armored) (Mk. I)
LVT(2)
Landing Vehicle, Tracked (Mk. II)
LVT(A)(2)
Landing Vehicle, Tracked (armored) (Mk. II)
LVT(3)
Landing Vehicle, Tracked (Mk. III)
LVT(4)
Landing Vehicle, Tracked (Mk. IV)
LVT(A)(4)
Landing Vehicle, Tracked (armored) (Mk. IV)
PC
Submarine Chaser (173')
PCE
Patrol Craft Escort
PCE(R)
Patrol Craft Escort (rescue)
PCS
Submarine Chaser (173')
PE
Eagel Boat
PF
Frigate
PG
Gunboat
PGM
Motor Gunboat
PR
River Gunboat
PT
Motor Torpedo Boat
PY
Yacht
PYc
Coastal Yacht
SC
Submarine Chaser (110')
SS
Submarine
YA
Ash Lighter
YAG
Miscellaneous District Ausiliary
YC
Open Lighter
YCF
Car Float
YCK
Open Cargo Lighter
YCV
Aircraft Transportation Lighter
YDG
Degaussing Vessel
YDT
Diving Tender
YF
Covered Lighter; Range Tender; Provision Store Lighter
YFB
Ferryboat and Launch
YFT
Torpedo Transportation Lighter
YG
Garbage Lighter
YHB
Houseboat
YHT
Heating Scow
YMS
Motor Mine Sweeper
YN
Net Tender
YNg
Gate Vessel
YNT
Net Tender, Tug Class
YO
Fuel Oil Barge
YOG
Gasoline Barge
YP
District Patrol Vessel
YPK
Pontoon Stowage Barge
YR
Floating Workshop
YRD(H)
Floating Workshop, Dry Dock (hull)
YRD(M)
Floating Workshop, Dry Dock (machinery)
YS
Stevedore Barge
YSD
Seaplane Wrecking Derrick
YSP
Salvage Pontoon
YSR
Sludge Removal Barge
YTB
Harbor Tug, Big
YTL
Harbor Tug, Little
YTM
Harbor Tug, Medium
YTT
Torpedo Testing Barge
YTX
(Planned District Craft)
YW
Water Barge
AT, YT
Tugs (Ocean, Harbor)

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