Supply-class fast combat support ship

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US Navy 060507-N-7748K-015 The Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) sails through the Atlantic Ocean in formation with the Enterprise Carrier Strike group (CSG).jpg
USNS Supply in 2006
Class overview
Builders: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, California
Operators:  United States Navy
Preceded by: Sacramento class
Succeeded by: N/A
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Fast combat support ship
Displacement: 48,800 long tons (49,600 t)
Length: 754 ft (229.8 m) (overall)
Beam: 107 ft (32.6 m) (extreme beam)
Draft: 39 ft (11.9 m)
Propulsion: four General Electric LM2500 gas turbines; two shafts; 105,000 hp (78 MW)
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)


The Supply-class fast combat support ships are a class of four United States Navy supply ships used to refuel, rearm, and restock ships in the United States Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

These are the only US Navy resupply ships able to keep up with the strike groups, but due to their cost to operate the Navy intends to retire them starting in 2014.[1]

Ships[edit]

Ship Hull
No.
Builder Commissioning–
Decommissioning
NVR
Page
Supply T-AOE-6 National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, California 1994–2001 (Transferred to MSC) T-AOE-6
Rainier T-AOE-7 National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, California 1995–2003 (Transferred to MSC) T-AOE-7
Arctic T-AOE-8 National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, California 1995–2002 (Transferred to MSC) T-AOE-8
Bridge T-AOE-10 National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, California 1998–2004 (Transferred to MSC) T-AOE-10

General characteristics[edit]

  • Displacement: 19700 tons (empty), 49000 tons (full)
  • Length: 229.7 m
  • Beam: 32.6 m
  • Draft: 11.7 m
  • Export power: 78.33MW
  • Maximum speed: 25 knots
  • Range: 6000 nm
  • Complement: 40 officers + 667 enlisted
  • Propulsion: 4 x LM-2500

Cargo Capacity

  • Diesel Fuel Marine (DFM): 1,965,600 US gallons (7,441,000 l)[2]
  • JP-5 fuel: 2,620,800 US gallons (9,921,000 l)[2]
  • Bottled gas: 800 bottles[2]
  • Ordnance stowage: 2,150 short tons (1,950 t)[2]
  • Chill and freeze stowage: 400 short tons (360 t)[2]
  • Water: 20,000 US gallons (76,000 l)[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CAVAS, CHRISTOPHER P. (12 July 2014). "Big Supply Ships May Get Reprieve - For Now". www.defensenews.com (Gannett Government Media). Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f USNS Supply-class Factsheet

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