- USS Vulcan
- USS Ajax
- USS Hector
- USS Jason
- USS Delta
- USS Alcor
- USS Rigel
- USS Briareus
- USS Amphion
- USS Cadmus
United KingdomEditHMS Resource was built in 1928 and remained the sole Royal Navy repair ship at the outbreak of World War II. The following ships were converted to meet wartime needs:
- HMS Adventure
- HMS Alaunia (F15)
- HMAS Albatross
- HMS Artifex
- RMS Ausonia
- HMS Deer Sound
- HMS Kelantan (F166)
- SS Ranpura
- HMS Vindictive
- HMS Wayland (F137)
- HMS Westernland (F87)
These Xanthus-class repair ships were built to Royal Navy specifications by Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard in 1944, but only the first two were temporarily loaned to the United Kingdom while the others were retained for use by the United States Navy:
- AR-17 became HMS Assistance (F173)
- AR-18 became HMS Diligence (F174)
- USS Xanthus was intended to be HMS Hecla (F175)
- USS Laertes was intended to be HMS Dutiful (F176)
- USS Dionysus was intended to be HMS Faithful (F177)
Japan found repair ships valuable for Pacific island bases. The pre-dreadnought battleship Asahi was modified and recommissioned as a repair ship in 1938. The 9,000-ton purpose-designed repair ship Akashi was launched in 1938 as the intended prototype for a class of five ships, but the remaining four ships were cancelled as other wartime shipbuilding projects assumed higher priority.
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- Silverstone, Paul H. (1968). U.S. Warships of World War II. Doubleday & Company.
- Watts, Anthony J. (1966). Japanese Warships of World War II. Doubleday & Company.
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