auxiliary ship


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auxiliary ship

[ȯg′zil·yə·rē ′ship]
(naval architecture)
A naval vessel other than a combat ship, such as a troop ship, repair ship, and cargo ship.
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The British Royal Navy auxiliary ship Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Mounts Bay has been pre-positioned to the region to offer her support if required.
It added that it would send the RFA Wave Knight auxiliary ship earlier next month as part of the approved plan so ensure Britain's continued presence in the region.
Sayers, a former naval officer, presents rosters, histories, specifications, and illustrations of 4,200 ships in 130 auxiliary ship types of the US Navy from World War I to the present that delivered fuel, food, ammunition, parts, and equipment to warships, or provided specialized support and services like salvage, towing, surveying, special missioning, logistical prepositioning, and high-speed transport to the Navy and other branches of the armed forces.
Sayers (an IBM veteran who is a former naval officer serving on board a Pacific Fleet destroyer escort and then in the Pentagon on the staff of the Assistant Secretary of Defense) 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.
| 1940: HMS Cossack rescued more than 300 British prisoners from the German naval auxiliary ship Altmark in Norwegian waters.
1940: HMS Cossack rescued more than 300 German naval auxiliary ship Altmark in Norwegian waters.
The weapon was not pointed at the USS Farragut but at the helicopter--an MH60 Romeo Seahawk--as well as a coalition auxiliary ship working with the USS Farragut.
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship, Argus, reached Freetown Port Dockside yesterday afternoon, complete with 32 UK-funded pick-up trucks which will be vital to keeping the Ebola treatment centres in action.
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship's latest success comes hot on the heels of its role in a 1250kg cocaine bust last month south of the Dominican Republic.
1940: HMS Cossack rescued more than 300 |British prisoners from the German naval auxiliary ship Altmark in Norwegian waters.
The 28th flotilla, comprising Alborz destroyer, Bandar Abbas auxiliary ship, super-heavy Younes submarine and a Bell 212 helicopter, arrived at the Southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas, located 1,563 kilometers (971 miles) South of Tehran, on Thursday after accomplishing its missions in the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Northern tip of the Indian Ocean.
Former Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Largs Bay is to become HMAS Choules when commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy.