American Osprey - 235,000 BBLS
Chesapeake -- 255,000 BBLS
Petersburg -- 255,000 BBLS
Mount Washington -- 269,000 BBLS
(4) Fleet Support Equipment - The Navy uses fleet oilers and fast combat support ships to provide a
sea replenishment of vessels for both bunkering and aviation fuel. There are five fleet oilers (AO) and eight fast
combat support ships (AOE) in the active Navy. MSC operates 13 fleet oilers.
(a) Auxiliary Oilers.
1 The AOs are designed to provide two complete refuelings of an aircraft carrier and its
2 The fuel capacity for the Active Navy fleet oilers was designed at 120,000 BBLS (5.04
million gallons of fuel). From 1987 to 1990, these oilers were "Jumboised" to hold 180,000 bbls (7.56 million
gallons). The top speed of these fleet oilers is 20 knots.
3 The following is a list of the active Navy fleet oilers and the fleets that they support:
Monongahela -- Atlantic
Merrimack -- Atlantic
4 MSC operates 13 fleet oilers around the world to augment the capabilities of the active
Navy. Six oilers support the Atlantic fleet, 6 support the Pacific fleet, and one is a prepositioned ship.
5 The top speed of these oilers is 20 knots with a range of 6,000 miles a 18 knots. Nine of
these tankers have a fuel capacity of 180,000 BBLS (7.56 million gallons), while four have a capacity of 159,500
BBLS. The reduced capacity is a result of the Environmental Act of 1990 requiring double hulls on oil