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Naval Cargo Ships

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 6/16/2014

All manner of modern warfare requires the logistical support provided by the cargo vessel.

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There are a total of 14 Naval Cargo Ships in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1400
Carrack
In the 15th Century, Western Europeans were consistently venturing further into Atlantic waters for empirical conquest and ec...
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1861
HMS Warrior
After 1815, the British Royal Navy took on the role of "World's Policeman" by - with some help from American Navy ships like ...
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1984
IRIN Kharg (431)
By the 1990's, the Islamic Republic of Iran made the conscious decision and effort to locally build as many of her own ships ...
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1942
SS John W. Brown B4611
The SS John W. Brown (B-4611) was a "Liberty" ship launched at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland, on Se...
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1988
USAV GEN Frank S. Besson, Jr. (LSV-1)
Today, up to 90% of all supplies delivered to US forces are by waterborne logistics. Army watercraft help provide Army and j...
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1995
USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) / USS Rainer (AOE-7)
During World War 2, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, American "underway replenishment at sea" had to be scheduled and plan...
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2008
USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE-5)
The Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ship is the newest class of the Combat Logistics Force (CLF) for the United...
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1774
USS Alfred (1774)
The Alfred became a 30 gun man-of-war (20 x 9-pounder cannons and 10 x 6-pounder cannons, both smoothbore) for the burgeoning...
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1918
USS Bali (ID-2483)
The freighter SS Bali was completed at the Rotterdam Dry Dock Company shipyard at Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1917 as a steel-h...
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1765
USS Bonhomme Richard (1765)
The Duc de Duras, a 900 ton merchant ship built in France for the French East India Company in 1765, transported freight betw...
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1971
USS Flint (AR-32 / T-AE-32)
The USS FLINT (AE-32), a Kilauea-class ammunition/cargo replenishment ship, was commissioned on November 20, 1971. She was t...
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1940
USS Harris (APA-2)
In the 1920's the tourist and business trade from the United States to the Orient was by passenger ship. The firms Bethlehem ...
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1943
USS Serpens (AK-97)
USS Serpens was the 18th Crater class freighter cargo ship constructed for use by the United States Navy in World War II by t...
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