U.S. Navy Auxiliary Vessels

A History and Directory from World War I to Today


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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 is a former naval officer who served on board a Pacific Fleet destroyer escort and in the Pentagon on the staff of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs). An IBM veteran, he lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Bibliographic Details

Ken W. Sayers
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 361
Bibliographic Info: 190 photos, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7256-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3532-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vi
Preface  1
Glossary  3
Introduction  9
1 • Combat Logistics and Fleet Support Ships  23
2 • Support Ships  139
3 • Directory of U.S. Navy Auxiliary Ships  214
Bibliography  341
Index  349

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Nicely illustrated throughout…highly recommended”—Midwest Book Review