Military Factory

Naval Cargo Ships and Logistical Vessels

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/6/2016

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





There are a total of (17) 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 ... [Read More]
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1911
HMS Engadine
Like many of the early aircraft carriers in military naval history, HMS Engadine began her career as... [Read More]
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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 ... [Read More]
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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 ... [Read More]
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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 B... [Read More]
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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 watercraf... [Read More]
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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... [Read More]
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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 F... [Read More]
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1944
USS Alamance (AKA-75)
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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 smoot... [Read More]
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1918
USS Bali (ID-2483)
The freighter SS Bali was completed at the Rotterdam Dry Dock Company shipyard at Rotterdam, Netherl... [Read More]
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1765
USS Bonhomme Richard
The Duc de Duras, a 900 ton merchant ship built in France for the French East India Company in 1765,... [Read More]
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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 Nove... [Read More]
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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 s... [Read More]
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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 ... [Read More]
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1862
USS Vermont (1848)
Following the close of the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain, the United States Navy... [Read More]
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1944
USS Wrangell (AE-12)
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