- Aircraft Carrier
- Carries aircraft, like the F-14 and F/A18 across the oceans. These are essential for the U.S.A. because they carry out so many missions across the Atlantic and Pacific. The job of the carrier is to provide a credible, sustainable, independent forward presence and conventional deterrence in peacetime,
to operate as the cornerstone of joint/allied maritime expeditionary forces in times of crisis, and
to operate and support aircraft attacks on enemies, protect friendly forces and engage in sustained independent operations in war. They cost about 4.5 billion dollars each, and are armed with sea sparrow and pharanx missiles for defense.
- US's heart of the navy. Launches precision point accurate
Tomahawk missiles great distances. These large ships are around the world and can attack almost any location of the world within 12 hours. These perform the battleforce role, and are the best battle ships of the world.
- Missile frigate
- Defend other ships in the fleet from air attack, with a
variety of surface-to-air guns and 36 surface-to-air missiles, and submarine attack. They have a crew of about 200. Built as low-cost convoy escorts, these vessels are filling battlegroup and patrol roles in the post-Cold War era. These vessels are capable in most warfare areas, but have no strike capability. They are fitted with modern, but not top-of-the-line, systems, and thus are best suited for low-medium threat areas.
- capable of firing Tomahawk cruise missiles. These fast warships
help safeguard larger ships in a fleet. They usually have a crew of about 339 men. Destroyers can attack ground targets, but still support the fleet's safety. They are also cheaper than Cruisers.
- Ammunition Ships
- Ammunition ships deliver munitions to warships. Ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command provide underway replenishment of all types of ammunition via connected replenishment and vertical replenishment methods. Additionally, these ships will frequently assist with the transfer of ammunition between weapons storage and maintenance facilities worldwide.
- Fast Combat Support Ship
- The fast combat support ship is the Navy's largest combat logistics ship. It has the speed and armament to keep up with carrier groups. Its job is to replenish Navy task forces and it carries more than 177,000 barrels of oil and 2,150 tons of ammunition.
- Amphibious assault ships
- Amphibious assault ships carry a crew of about 900. They also carry about 2,000 combat-ready Marines and about 30 transport and attack helicopters. Extremely versatile, multi-role ships. Primary landing ships, resembling small aircraft carriers, designed to put troops on hostile shores.
- Command Ships
- Command ships provide communications and accommodations for fleet commanders and staff. Ships are equipped air and surface radars, helicopter, chaff launchers, and an electronic warfare suite. These ships were converted from amphibious warfare ships for employment as command ships. Amphibious Command Ships are command and control centers in the seas.
- Mine Countermeasures Ship
- These ships are designed as mine hunter-killers capable of finding, classifying and destroying moored and bottom mines. They use sonar and video systems, cable cutters and a mine detonating device that can be released and detonated by remote control.
- Patrol Coastal Boats
- The primary mission of these ships is coastal patrol and interdiction surveillance, an important aspect of littoral operations outlined in the Navy's strategy, Forward...From the Sea. These ships also provide full mission support for Navy SEALs and other special operations forces.
- Submarine Tenders
- Submarine Tenders furnish maintenance and logistic support for nuclear attack submarines.
- Tank Landing Ship
- Tank landing ships (LST) are used to transport and land tanks, amphibious vehicles and other rolling stock in amphibious assault.
- Amphibious Transport Dock
- Amphibious transports are used to transport and land Marines, their equipment and supplies. Operations are carried out by landing craft or amphibious vehicles augmented by helicopters. The ship can carry 396 enlisted men and 900 Marines.
- Dock Landing Ship
- These ships transport and launch craft with their crews and other personnel in amphibious assault operations. Deploys amphbious armored vehicles into hostile lands. Each ship carries 22 officers, 391 enlisted personnel and between 400 and 500 Marines.
- Ballistic Missile Submarines
- Nuclear-powered submarines armed with long-range strategic missiles. Sub that can launch bombs (sometimes nuclear), and missiles onto the ground of the enemy. Large, extremely capable and extremely quiet SSBNs. They have replaced all previous SSBNs, and form the bulk of US strategic forces. These are armed with 24 tubes for Trident I and II, MK-48 torpedoes, four torpedo tubes.
- Attack Submarine
- Attack submarine, designed to seek and destroy enemy submarines and surface ships. Usually equipped with harpoon torpedos. These are armed with Tomahawk missiles, VLS tubes, MK-48 torpedoes, four torpedo tubes.
- Research Submarines
- USS Dolphin (AGSS 555) is the Navy's only operational, diesel-electric, deep-diving, research and development submarine.
- Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle
- Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicles perform rescue operations on submerged, disabled submarines of the U.S. Navy or foreign navies. DSRV’s are designed for quick deployment in the event of a submarine accident. DSRV’s are transportable by truck, aircraft, ship, or by specially configured attack submarine. At the accident site, the DSRV works with either a “mother” ship or “mother” submarine. The DSRV dives, conducts a sonar search, and attaches to the disabled submarine’s hatch. DSRV’s can embark up to 24 personnel for transfer to the “mother” vessel.
- NR-1 Deep Submergence Craft
- A nuclear powered ocean engineering and research submarine. It has a crew of 2 officers, 3 enlisted, 2 scientists.