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USS Sacramento (AOE 1)

USS Sacramento (AOE 1)

At sea with USS Sacramento (AOE 1), 20 January 2003 — The fast combat support ship USS Sacramento is underway in the southern Pacific upon completing an underway replenishment (UNREP) with the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The fast combat support ship (AOE) is the Navy's largest combat logistics ship. The AOE has the speed and armament to keep up with the carrier battle groups. It rapidly replenishes Navy task forces and can carry more than 177,000 barrels of oil; 2,150 tons of ammunition; 500 tons of dry stores; and 250 tons of refrigerated stores.

U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Bob Meeker.

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