Combat Logistics and Resupply Ships

(AC, AE, AF, AFS, AKE, AOE, AOR)

Most recent update: April 4, 2015.


Many auxiliaries were created by converting existing ships; others were built new but starting with an existing design; the balance were both designed and built for their purpose.  In this table, the grey cells identify the second and third categories - the ships that were purpose-built.  There are some gaps in the data, particularly for the conversions: if anyone has any corrections or additions to offer, please send them to me at timcolton@aol.com

Type # Original Name Built by Hull # Ship Type or US Govt. Design US Govt. # Built Converted by Name After Conversion LDT LOA Delivered Disposition
Colliers (AC)
AC 1 Vestal New York NSY             13,000 466 4-Oct-09 Vestal (Repair Ship No. 4) 1913, AR 4 1920, scrapped 1950
AC 2 Ontario/Prometheus Mare Island NSY             13,000 466 15-Jan-10 Prometheus (Repair Ship No. 2) 1914, AR 3 1920, scrapped 1950
AC 3 Jupiter Mare Island NSY             14,050 542 7-Apr-13 Langley (CV 1) 1922, AV 3 1937, lost off Tilatjap 1942
AC 4 Cyclops Cramp SB 355               7-Nov-10 Disappeared 1918
AC 5 Vulcan Maryland Steel 98           11,250 403 20-Sep-09 Scrapped 1923
AC 6 Mars Maryland Steel 97           11,250 403 20-Aug-09 Sold 1923, wrecked and abandoned off Cuba 1924
AC 7 Hector Maryland Steel 99           11,250 403 20-Oct-09 Wrecked and sank 1916
AC 8 Neptune Maryland Steel 108           14,050 542 29-Jul-11 Scrapped 1939
AC 9 Proteus Newport News 154           19,000 522 9-Jul-13 Sold 1941
AC 10 Nereus Newport News 155           19,000 522 10-Sep-13 Sold 1941, torpedoed and lost 1941
AC 11 Orion Maryland Steel 121           14,200 536 24-Jul-12 Scrapped 1933
AC 12 Jason Maryland Steel 122           14,200 536 26-Jun-13 AV 2 1930, scrapped 1936
AC 13 Abarenda Edwards SB  (U.K.)       1892 New York NSY Abarenda 6,700 325 20-May-98 AG 14 1924, sold 1926 as Antonio, scrapped 1934
AC 14 Scindia D. & W. Henderson (U.K.)       1890   Ajax 9,250 387 21-May-98 Ajax 1901, AG 15 1924, sold 1925
AC 15 Peter Jebsen Readhead & Sons (U.K.)       1894   Brutus 2,000 332 27-May-98 Sold 1922
AC 16 Kingtor Ropner & Sons (U.K.)       1896   Caesar 5,900 322 13-May-98 Sold 1922
AC 17 Whitgift Thompson & Son (U.K.)       1895   Nero 6,360 329 8-Jun-98 Sold 1922
Ammunition Ships (AE)
AE 1 Pyro Puget Sound NSY             7,025 484 10-Aug-20 Scrapped 1950
AE 2 Nitro Puget Sound NSY             7,025 484 1-Apr-21 Scrapped 1949
AE 3 Shooting Star Tampa SB 34 C2 23   Alabama Drydock Lassen 6,350 459 27-Mar-41 Scrapped 1974
AE 4 Surprise Tampa SB 35 C2 24   Alabama Drydock Kilauea 6,350 459 16-May-41 Later Mount Baker, scrapped 1974
AE 5 Rainbow Tampa SB 37 C2 124   Tampa SB Rainier 6,350 459 21-Dec-41 Scrapped 1971
AE 6 Comet Tampa SB 38 C2 125   Tampa SB Shasta 6,350 459 20-Jan-42 Scrapped 1970
AE 7                       Number not used
AE 8 Mauna Loa Tampa SB 94 C2-N     Tampa SB Mauna Loa 6,350 459 27-Oct-43 To NDRF 1984
AE 9 Mazama Tampa SB 95 C2-N     Tampa SB Mazama 6,350 459 10-Mar-44 Scrapped 1973
AE 10 Cape Sable Pennsylvania SY 258 C1-A 225     Sangay 6,400 412 25-Mar-43 Scrapped 1980
AE 11 Marco Polo North Carolina SB 101 C2-S-AJ1 1356   Norshipco Mount Hood 6,350 459 1-Jul-44 Exploded and lost in the Admiralty Islands 1944
AE 12 Midnight North Carolina SB 120 C2-S-AJ1 1375   Norshipco Wrangell 6,350 459 10-Oct-44 Scrapped 1986
AE 13 Akutan Tampa SB 112 C2-N     Tampa SB Akutan 6,350 459 15-Feb-45 Scrapped 1978
AE 14 Winged Racer North Carolina SB 124 C2-S-AJ1 1379     Firedrake 6,350 459 27-Dec-44 Scrapped 1977
AE 15 Game Cock North Carolina SB 126 C2-S-AJ1 1381     Vesuvius 6,350 459 16-Jan-45 Scrapped 1974
AE 16 Mount Katmal North Carolina SB 195 C2-S-AJ1 1704     Mount Katmal 6,350 459 21-Jul-45 Scrapped 1974
AE 17 Great Sitkin North Carolina SB 197 C2-S-AJ1 1706     Great Sitkin 6,350 459 11-Aug-45 Scrapped 1974
AE 18 Paricutin North Carolina SB 199 C2-S-AJ1 1708     Paricutin 6,350 459 3-Mar-45 Scrapped 1973
AE 19 Diamond Head North Carolina SB 200 C2-S-AJ1 1709   Beth Key Highway Diamond Head 6,350 459 9-Aug-45 Sold 1974 as barge Norton Sound
AE 20 Cape Lookout Pennsylvania SY 227 C1-A 138 1941   Fomalhaut 7,480 412 27-Dec-48 AK 22 1942, scrapped 1970
AE 21 Suribachi Beth Sparrows Point 4536           9,750 512 1-Nov-56 Scrapped 2009
AE 22 Mauna Kea Beth Sparrows Point 4537           9,750 512 30-Mar-57 Sunk as target 2006
AE 23 Nitro Beth Sparrows Point 4538           9,750 512 24-Apr-59 Scrapped 2008
AE 24 Pyro Beth Sparrows Point 4539           9,750 512 10-Jul-59 Scrapped 2012
AE 25 Haleakala Beth Sparrows Point 4540           9,750 512 16-Oct-59 Scrapped 1994
AE 26 Kilauea GD Quincy 15           9,340 564 10-Aug-68 Sunk as target 2012
AE 27 Butte GD Quincy 16           9,340 564 14-Dec-68 Sunk as target 2006
AE 28 Santa Barbara Beth Sparrows Point 4611           9,340 564 11-Jul-70 Scrapped 2006
AE 29 Mount Hood Beth Sparrows Point 4612           9,340 564 16-Apr-71 Scrapped 2013
AE 30 Virgo Federal Kearny 246 C2-S-B1 204 1943   Virgo 6,556 459 19-Aug-66 AKA 20 1943-66, scrapped 1973
AE 31 Chara Federal Kearny 252 C2-S-B1 210 1944   Chara 6,556 459 25-Jun-66 AKA 58 1943-66, scrapped 1972
AE 32 Flint Ingalls Pascagoula 1168           9,340 564 20-Nov-71 To NDRF 2013
AE 33 Shasta Ingalls Pascagoula 1169           9,340 564 26-Feb-72 Struck 2011
AE 34 Mount Baker Ingalls Pascagoula 1170           9,340 564 22-Jul-72 Scrapped 2012
AE 35 Kiska Ingalls Pascagoula 1171           9,340 564 16-Dec-72 Scrapped 2013
Stores Ships (AF)
AF 1 Bridge Boston NSY             5,200 424 2-Jun-17 Sold 1947 as Don Jose, scrapped 1953
AF 2 Celtic Cloud Workman, Clark (U.K.)   Cargo Liner   1891 New York NSY Celtic 6,750 383 25-May-98 Sold 1923
AF 3 Culgoa J. L. Thompson (U.K.)   Cargo Liner   1889   Culgoa 6,000 346 3-Dec-98 Sold 1922
AF 4 Port Chalmers J. L. Thompson (U.K.)   Cargo Liner   1891   Glacier 8,325 389 11-Jul-98 Sold 1922
AF 5 Harlech S. P. Austin & Son (U.K.)           Pompey 3,085 245 26-May-98 To US Army 1922
AF 6 Pommern Bremer Vulkan (Ger.)           Rappahannock   471 8-Dec-17 Sold 1933
AF 7 Yamhill Moore Dry Dock 122 Cargo Liner   1918   Arctic 4,655 417 7-Nov-21 Scrapped 1947
AF 8 Yaquina Moore Dry Dock 123 Cargo Liner   1918   Boreas 4,655 417 6-Dec-21 Scrapped 1947
AF 9 Mehanno Moore Dry Dock 136 Cargo Liner   1918   Yukon 4,655 417 6-Dec-21 Scrapped 1946
AF 10 Stag Hound Newport News SB 374 C2 27 1939   Aldebaran   459 10-Jan-41 Scrapped 1974
AF 11 Donald McKay   Sun Ship 175 C2 18 1939   Polaris   459 4-Apr-41 Scrapped 1974
AF 12 Quiriqua Beth Quincy 2445 Cargo Liner   1932 Brewer's Drydock Mizar 6,982 448 14-Jun-41 Sold 1959 as Samala, scrapped 1964
AF 13 Chiriqui Newport News SB 346 Cargo Liner   1932 Brewer's Drydock Tarazed 6,982 448 14-Jun-41 Sold 1946 as Blexen, scrapped 1971
AF 14 Helga Helsingor SV (Den.)   Cargo Liner   1933 Todd Brooklyn Uranus 3,540 270 27-Oct-41 Sold 1946 as Maria Dan, Michael 1959, scrapped 1968
AF 15 Talamanca Newport News SB 344 Cargo Liner   1931 Maryland Drydock Talamanca 6,963 448 28-Jan-42 Sold 1958 as Sulaco, scrapped 1964
AF 16 Pastores Workman, Clark (U.K.)   Cargo Liner   1913   Pastores   487 13-Feb-42 Scrapped 1947
AF 17 Antigua Beth Quincy 1444 Cargo Liner   1932   Antigua 6,982 448 28-Dec-41 Sold 1957 as Tortuga
AF 18 Calamares Workman, Clark (U.K.)   Cargo Liner   1913 General Eng. Calamares   487 10-Apr-43 Scrapped 1946
AF 19 Roamer Helsingor SV (Den.)   Cargo Liner   1935 in Auckland (N.Z.) Roamer 1,770 318 30-Aug-42 Scrapped 1946
AF 20 Australian Reefer Nakskovs SV (Den.)   Cargo Liner   1937   Pontiac 5,410 448 12-May-42 Scrapped 1945
AF 21 Veragua Beth Quincy 1446 Cargo Liner   1932 Todd Galveston Merak 7,068 448 8-May-42 Sold 1959 as Sinaloa, scrapped 1965
AF 22 Jamaica Newport News SB 354 Cargo Liner   1933 Todd Galveston Ariel 7,068 448 14-May-42 Sold 1946 as Peten, Blumenthal, scrapped 1969
AF 23 La Perla Cammell Laird (U.K.)   Cargo Liner   1925   Cygnus 7,170 336 11-Aug-42 Scrapped 1946
AF 24 San Mateo Workman, Clark (U.K.)   Cargo Liner   1915   Delphinus 3,300 328 22-Aug-42 Sold 1946, scrapped 1948
AF 25 San Benito Workman, Clark (U.K.)   Cargo Liner   1921 Beth Alameda Taurus 6,600 325 28-Oct-42 Scrapped 1946
AF 26 Ulua Workman, Clark (U.K.)   Cargo Liner   1917   Octans   440 11-Jun-43 Sold 1947 as Chiriqui
AF 27 Platono Cammell Laird (U.K.)   Cargo Liner   19??   Pictor 6,000   22-Apr-43 Acquisition cancelled 1943
AF 28 Iberville Gulf Sbldg. 12 C2-S-E1 481   Beth Key Highway Hyades 7,700 469 1-Aug-44 Scrapped 1984
AF 29 Topa Topa Gulf Sbldg. 17 C2-S-E1 485   Beth Key Highway Graffias 7,700 469 28-Oct-44 Scrapped 1973
AF 30 Adria Pennsylvania SY 317 R1-M-AV3 2194   Todd Galveston   3,139 338 26-Dec-44 Scrapped 1974
AF 31 Arequipa Pennsylvania SY 318 R1-M-AV3 2195   Todd Galveston   3,139 338 14-Jan-45 Sold 1972, converted to a fish factory ship
AF 32 Corduba Pennsylvania SY 319 R1-M-AV3 2196   Todd Galveston   3,139 338 26-Jan-45 Scrapped 1974
AF 33 Karin Pennsylvania SY 320 R1-M-AV3 2197   Todd Galveston   3,139 338 5-Feb-45 Sold 1969, converted to drillship Typhoon 
AF 34 Kerstin Pennsylvania SY 321 R1-M-AV3 2198   Todd Galveston   3,139 338 23-Feb-45 Scrapped
AF 35 Latona Pennsylvania SY 322 R1-M-AV3 2199   Todd Galveston   3,139 338 25-Feb-45 Scrapped 1973
AF 36 Lioba Pennsylvania SY 323 R1-M-AV3 2200   Todd Galveston   3,139 338 6-Mar-45 Scrapped 1973
AF 37 Malabar Pennsylvania SY 324 R1-M-AV3 2201   Todd Galveston   3,139 338 8-Mar-45 Scrapped 1974
AF 38 Merapi Pennsylvania SY 325 R1-M-AV3 2202   Todd Galveston   3,139 338 21-Mar-45 Sold 1966 and converted to a fish factory ship
AF 39 Palisana Pennsylvania SY 326 R1-M-AV3 2203   Todd Galveston   3,139 338 16-Apr-45 Scrapped 1972
AF 40 Arauca Bremer Vulkan (Ger.)   Cargo Liner   1939 Norfolk NSY Saturn 5,088 423 10-Apr-44 Scrapped 1972
AF 41 Stevedore Knot Pennsylvania SY 331 R1-M-AV3 2332   Todd Galveston Athanasia 3,139 338 3-Apr-45 Scrapped
AF 42 Flemish Bend Pennsylvania SY 327 R1-M-AV3 2204   Todd Galveston Bondia 3,139 338 14-May-45 Scrapped 1974
AF 43 Whale Knot Pennsylvania SY 328 R1-M-AV3 2205   Todd Galveston Gordonia 3,139 338 1-May-45 Scrapped 1974
AF 44 Wall and Crown Pennsylvania SY 329 R1-M-AV3 2206   Todd Galveston Laurentia 3,139 338 5-Jun-45 Scrapped 1973
AF 45 Lucidor Pennsylvania SY 330 R1-M-AV3 2207   Todd Galveston   3,139 338 5-Jul-45 Sold 1967
AF 46 Octavia Pennsylvania SY 337 R1-M-AV3 2338   Todd Galveston   3,139 338 19-Jun-45 Sold 1972, converted to fish factory ship Polar Pioneer
AF 47 Valentine Pennsylvania SY 338 R1-M-AV3 2339   Todd Galveston   3,139 338 1-Jul-45 Sold 1967, converted to fish factory ship Northgate
AF 48 Ocean Chief Moore Dry Dock 293 R2-S-BV1 1206   Mare Island NSY Alstede   459 17-May-46 Scrapped 1970
AF 49 Golden Rocket Moore Dry Dock 299 R2-S-BV1 1212   Mare Island NSY Zelima   459 27-Jul-46 Scrapped 1970
AF 50 Bald Eagle Moore Dry Dock 217 C2-S-B1 186 1943   Bald Eagle 6,500 459 1-Mar-50 Scrapped 1973
AF 51 Blue Jacket Moore Dry Dock 214 C2-S-B1 183 1943   Blue Jacket 6,500 459 1-Mar-50 Scrapped 1973
AF 52 Golden Eagle Moore Dry Dock 215 R2-S-BV1 184 1943   Golden Eagle 6,500 459 1-Mar-50 Arcturus 1961, sunk as target 1997
AF 53 Kenneth E. Gruennert Butler Duluth 332 C1-M-AV1 2243 1943   Grommet Reefer 2,382 339 1-Mar-50 Wrecked 1952 off Livorno
AF 54 Great Republic Moore Dry Dock 218 C2-S-B1 187 1943   Pictor 6,500 459 13-Sep-50 Scrapped 1986
AF 55 Matchless Moore Dry Dock 289 R2-S-BV1 1202 1943   Aludra 7,050 459 30-Nov-50 Sold 1977, scuttled 1981
AF 56 Hibbing Victory Oregon Shipbuilding 1029 VC2-S-AP3 V113 1943   Denebola 4,960 455 3-May-52 Scrapped 1976
AF 57 Escanaba Victory Oregon Shipbuilding 1028 VC2-S-AP3 V112 1943   Regulus 4,960 455 5-May-52 Wrecked off Kau I Chau Island 1971
AF 58 Rigel Ingalls Pascagoula 464 Cargo Liner MA 36         502 2-Sep-55 Scrapped 2008
AF 59 Vega Ingalls Pascagoula 465 Cargo Liner MA 37         502 10-Nov-55 Scrapped 1977
AF 60 Trade Wind Moore Dry Dock 216 C2-S-B1 185 1943   Sirius 7,430 459 12-Jan-57 Scrapped 1971
AF 61 Flying Scud Moore Dry Dock 219 C2-S-B1 188 1943   Procyon 7,430 459 24-Nov-61 Scrapped 1981
AF 62 Fleetwood Moore Dry Dock 294 R2-S-BV1 1207 1943   Bellatrix 7,430 459 18-Nov-61 Scrapped 1969
AF 63 Arcadia Victory California SB V31 VC2-S-AP3 V41 1944   Asterion 4,950 455 4-Dec-61 Scrapped 1973
AF 64 Union Victory Oregon Shipbuilding 1245 VC2-S-AP3 V683 1945   Perseus 4,950 455 4-Dec-61 Scrapped 1974
Fleet Stores Ships (AFS)
AFS 1 Mars NASSCO 357           9,200 581 18-Dec-63 Sunk as target 2006
AFS 2 Sylvania NASSCO 358           9,200 581 30-Jun-64 Scrapped 2001
AFS 3 Niagara Falls NASSCO 359           9,200 581 26-Apr-67 Sunk as target 2012
AFS 4 White Plains NASSCO 360           9,200 581 25-Oct-68 Sunk as target 2002
AFS 5 Concord NASSCO 361           9,200 581 21-Nov-68 Sunk as target 2012
AFS 6 San Diego NASSCO 362           9,200 581 14-Apr-69 Scrapped 2007
AFS 7 San Jose NASSCO 363           9,200 581 30-Sep-70 Scrapped 2013
AFS 8 Lyness (A 339) Swan Hunter (U.K.)       1966 Braswell SY Sirius 10,200 523 18-Jan-81 Texas Clipper III 2005, to NDRF 2009
AFS 9 Tarbatness (A 345) Swan Hunter (U.K.)       1967 Norshipco Spica 10,200 523 1-Nov-81 Sunk as target 2009
AFS 10 Stromness (A 344) Swan Hunter (U.K.)       1966 Norshipco Saturn 10,200 523 1-Jan-83 Sunk as target 2010
Cargo and Ammunition Ships (AKE)
AKE 1 Lewis and Clark NASSCO 471           26,100 689 20-Jun-06 Active
AKE 2 Sacagawea NASSCO 472           26,100 689 27-Feb-07 Active
AKE 3 Alan Shepard NASSCO 473           26,100 689 26-Jun-07 Active
AKE 4 Richard E. Byrd NASSCO 474           26,100 689 14-Nov-07 Active
AKE 5 Robert E. Peary NASSCO 475           26,100 689 5-Jun-08 Active
AKE 6 Amelia Earhart NASSCO 476           26,100 689 30-Oct-08 Active
AKE 7 Carl Brashear NASSCO 477           26,100 689 4-Mar-09 Active
AKE 8 Wally Schirra NASSCO 478           26,100 689 1-Sep-09 Active
AKE 9 Matthew Perry NASSCO 479           26,100 689 24-Feb-10 Active
AKE 10 Charles Drew NASSCO 480           26,100 689 14-Jul-10 Active
AKE 11 Washington Chambers NASSCO 481           26,100 689 23-Feb-11 Active
AKE 12 William McLean NASSCO 482           26,100 689 23-Aug-11 Active
AKE 13 Medgar Evers NASSCO 483           26,100 689 24-Apr-12 Active
AKE 14 Cesar Chavez NASSCO 488           26,100 689 24-Oct-12 Active
Combat Supply Ships (AOE)
AOE 1 Sacramento Puget Sound NSY             18,900 793 14-Mar-64 Scrapped 2007
AOE 2 Camden New York Ship 542           18,900 793 1-Apr-67 Scrapped 2007
AOE 3 Seattle Puget Sound NSY             18,900 793 5-Apr-69 Scrapped 2006
AOE 4 Detroit Puget Sound NSY             18,900 793 28-Mar-70 Scrapped 2006
AOE 5                 18,900 793   Cancelled
AOE 6 Supply NASSCO 432           19,700 754 26-Feb-94 Active
AOE 7 Rainier NASSCO 433           19,700 754 21-Jan-95 Active
AOE 8 Arctic NASSCO 434           19,700 754 16-Sep-95 Active
AOE 9 Unnamed NASSCO 435           19,700 754   Cancelled
AOE 10 Bridge NASSCO 436           19,700 754 5-Aug-98 Active
Combat Resupply Ships (AOR)
AOR 1 Wichita GD Quincy 3           14,000 659 9-May-69 Scrapped 2013
AOR 2 Milwaukee GD Quincy 4           14,000 659 3-Oct-69 Scrapped 2009
AOR 3 Kansas City GD Quincy 5           14,000 659 1-May-70 Scrapped 2013
AOR 4 Savannah GD Quincy 6           14,000 659 28-Oct-70 Scrapped 2009
AOR 5 Wabash GD Quincy 7           14,000 659 21-Oct-71 Scrapped 2013
AOR 6 Kalamazoo GD Quincy 8           14,000 659 1-Jul-73 Scrapped 2008
AOR 7 Roanoke NASSCO 393           14,000 659 14-Oct-76 Scrapped 2013
AOR 110 Dithmarschen Schichau Werft (Ger.)   Tanker   1938   Conecuh 8,820 584 16-Feb-53 Ex-AO 110, scrapped 1960