U.S. Navy Auxiliary Vessels
A History and Directory from World War I to Today
About the Book
For more than a century, the U.S. Navy’s battleships, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and amphibious warfare vessels have depended on a small group of specialized auxiliary ships to provide fuel, food, ammunition, parts and other material support and services. Without these workhorse vessels, the U.S. Fleet could not have won in World War II and it could not today deploy and remain on station in the far distant waters of the world.
This book provides the rosters, histories, specifications and illustrations of 130 different auxiliary ship types in the last 100 years, including the little-known ones, the latest expeditionary fast transports and future towing, salvage and rescue ships.
About the Author(s)
Ken W. Sayers
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 190 photos, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
Table of Contents
1 • Combat Logistics and Fleet Support Ships 23
2 • Support Ships 139
3 • Directory of U.S. Navy Auxiliary Ships 214
Book Reviews & Awards
- “Nicely illustrated throughout…highly recommended”—Midwest Book Review