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: 2
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)
Installed power: 105,000 hp (78 MW)
Propulsion: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines, Two Propellers
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Armament:
  • Multiple .50 Caliber machine guns
  • Small arms
Aircraft carried: Two CH-46E Sea Knight or MH-60S Seahawk helicopters

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.[1]

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.[2] The Supply-class ships are built to military combatant standards and are shock hardened.[3]

Ships[edit]

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

General characteristics[edit]

  • Displacement: 19700 tons (empty), 49000 tons (full)
  • Length:754 ft (229.8 m) (overall)
  • Beam:107 ft (32.6 m) (extreme beam)
  • Draft: 39 ft (11.9 m)
  • Export power: 78.33MW
  • Maximum speed: 25 knots
  • Range: 6000 nm
  • Complement: 40 officers + 667 enlisted
  • Propulsion: 4 x General Electric LM2500

Cargo Capacity

  • Diesel Fuel Marine (DFM): 1,965,600 US gallons (7,441,000 l)
  • JP-5 fuel: 2,620,800 US gallons (9,921,000 l)
  • Bottled gas: 800 bottles
  • Ordnance stowage: 2,150 short tons (1,950 t)
  • Chill and freeze stowage: 250 short tons (230 t)
  • Water: 20,000 US gallons (76,000 l)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ USNS Supply-class Factsheet
  2. ^ CAVAS, CHRISTOPHER P. (12 July 2014). "Big Supply Ships May Get Reprieve - For Now". www.defensenews.com. Gannett Government Media. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  3. ^ "AOE 6 Supply Fast Combat Support Ship". fas.org. Retrieved 13 October 2017. The AOE 6 class ships, which are built to a MIL-SPEC combatant standards design, and have survivability features (i.e., shock, blast, etc.) equivalent to other ships in the CVBG, significantly extends the endurance of the CVBG for combat operations.

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