About 15-20 years ago the USN had 5 AOE's and 7 AOR's. Then some genuis decided to build 14 fleet oilers and reduce the number of these mulit-purpose replenishmnet ships. It seems to work. All of the USN replenishment ships are manned by crews of civillian and some Navy personnel. It's called Military Sealift Command.so the USN only has 4 of these?!?!? im surprised they dont have like 12 or so....
we would all love to learn about the workhorse ships of the plan. they might not get the same glory as the new destroyers or subs, but are a vital part of the plan.Dongfeng said:I will update the rest of the fleet support ships section in the near future.
I also have plan to create a section for other auxiliary ships as there are too many to put into one section. These include Yuanwang Space Tracking ships, Xiangyanghong series scientific survey ships, electronic intelligence ships, ice-breaker (often used for ELINT purpose) and other secientific ships which do not belong to the PLAN directly but have been constantly used for military-related missions.
The PLAN also has hundreds of smaller ships for different missions. It is almost impossible to collect any information or images of these ships. For example, tugs. However, I do wonder if anyone is interested in those non-combat ships anyway.