United States Naval Ship
United States Naval Ship or USNS is the prefix designation given to non-commissioned ship of the
United States Navy. These are usually auxiliary support vessels that are in service, but are crewed by civilians (either as direct employees of the Department of the Navy, or as employees of a firm which contracts to the USN).
The active ships designated as USNS [ [http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/lists/ship-fpo.html Ships List: Mailing Addresses ] ] are:
*USNS|1st Lt Harry L. Martin|T-AK-3015
*USNS|Bob Hope|T-AKR-300, a
Maritime Prepositioning ship(MPS)
*USNS|Bridge|T-AOE-10, an underway replenishment ship
*USNS|Comfort|T-AH-20, a "Mercy"-class hospital ship
*USNS|Dahl|T-AKR-312, also a MPS
*USNS|Henry J. Kaiser|T-AO-187
*USNS|Mission Buenaventura|T-AO-111, a
*USNS|Walter S. Diehl|T-AO-193
All USNS ships are under the command of the
Military Sealift Command.
By comparison, warships are commissioned into service with the designation 'USS'. For examples refer to the
List of ships of the United States Navy.
List of Military Sealift Command ships
United States Navy ships
United States Navy
hull classification symbol
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