• Title: Gray Steel and Black Oil: Fast Tankers and Replenishment at Sea in the U.S. Navy, 1912-1992
  • Author: Thomas Wildenberg
  • ISBN: 9781557509345
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Gray Steel and Black Oil Fast Tankers and Replenishment at Sea in the U S Navy This is the first full length treatment of the development of the fleet oiler concept in the U S Navy The author addresses the logistics of how fleets are able to stay at sea in an operational mode an
    This is the first full length treatment of the development of the fleet oiler concept in the U.S Navy The author addresses the logistics of how fleets are able to stay at sea in an operational mode and charts the concept from World War I onward, examining the benefits of underway replenishment.

    One Reply to “Gray Steel and Black Oil: Fast Tankers and Replenishment at Sea in the U.S. Navy, 1912-1992”

    1. Interesting book on the history of something that many people haven't considered. Many people acknowledge the role the US Navy plays on the world scene, but not a lot of people realize the role of being able to refuel and re-provision at sea has played in making that possible. May be a bit too technical for the average reader, but folks that enjoy reading about naval history will enjoy it.

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