How it Works: Refueling Ships …

Replenishment at sea or underway replenishment is a method of transferring fuel, munitions, and stores from one ship to another while under way. First developed in the early 20th century it was used extensively by the United States Navy as a logistics support technique in the Pacific theatre, permitting US carrier task forces to remain at sea indefinitely.

Video Credits: Canadian Armed Forces video by Imagery Technician Sgt. Devin VandeSype, U.S. Navy video by Arthurgwain Marquez, Conor Minto and John Dahlstron, Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez | United States Department of Defense

Thumbnail Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Ryan M. Breeden

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