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USNS Supply (T-AOE-6)
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USS Supply (AOE-6) (1994 - 2001)

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3)
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal (Op. Restore Hope, Somalia) - Armed Forces Service Medal


Supply Class Fast Combat Support Ship.:
  • Laid down, 24 February 1989, at National Steel and Shipbuilding, Co., San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 6 October 1990
  • Commissioned USS Supply (AOE-6), 26 February 1994
  • Decommissioned, 13 July 2001, assigned to MSC, and placed in service as USNS Supply (T-AOE-6)
  • USNS Supply is currently assigned to Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force, MSC Atlantic, and is homeported at Earle, N.J.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 48,800 t.(fl)
    Length 754'
    Beam 107'
    Draft 40'
    Speed 25 kts
    Complement
    In Commission
    40 Officers
    35 Chief Petty Officers
    591Enlisted
    In Service
    176 Civilian Mariners
    59 Military
    Cargo Capacity 19,700 t.,
    Fuel Capacities
    Diesel Fuel Marine (DFM) 1,965,600 gallons
    JP-5 Fuel 2,620,800 gallons
    Lube Oil, 500 55 gallon drums
    Bottled Gas 800 bottles,
    Ordnance Stowage 1,800 long tons
    Chill and Freeze Stowage 400 long tons
    Water 20,000 Gallons (Emergency Transfer)
    Underway Replenishment Systems
    one Receive-Only Sliding Padeye
    four 10 Ton Cargo Booms
    three Double-Probe Stream Fueling Stations
    two Single-Probe Stream Fueling Stations
    Aircraft three CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters;
    Command and Control Communications
    AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar
    AN/SPS-64(V)9 Navigation Radar
    MK 23 Target Acquisition System
    WRN-6 NAVSTAR GPS Satellite Navigation Receiver
    OMEGA Navigation Receiver
    MK 22 AIMS IFF
    Full Communications Suite
    Armament
    one NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System (NSSMS)
    two Close-In-Weapons System (CIWS)
    two 25mm Machine Guns
    four .50-Caliber Machine Guns
    one AN/SLQ-32(V)3 Electronic Warfare System
    four Decoy Launchers
    one NIXIE (Torpedo Decoy System)
    Propulsion
    four LM-2500 Gas Turbine Engines (100,000 shp)
    two Reversing Reduction Gears (RRGs)
    four Reversing Converter Couplings (RRCs)
    two Shafts with 23-Foot Fixed-Pitch Propellers

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    USS Supply (AOE-6)
    Supply 34k Supply (AOE-6) at San Diego (note the Coronado Bridge in the background) while undergoing sea trials prior to commissioning in February 1994.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists
    Supply 57k USS Supply (AOE-6) commissioning invitation for the commissioning ceremony held at NAS North Island, San Diego, CA., 26 February 1994. David Buell
    Supply 355k USS Supply (AOE-6) at NAS North Island, San Diego, CA., commissioning day, 26 February 1994. © David Buell
    Supply 398k
    Supply 367k
    Supply 33k USS Supply (AOE-6), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists
    Supply 59k USS Supply (AOE-6), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Federation of American Scientists
    Supply 54k USS Supply (AOE-6) moored pierside at Norfolk, VA. in 1995.
    US Navy photo
    Photo by Jon Stacy
    Supply 81k USS Supply (AOE-6) underway, date and location unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Arctic 85k Left to Right; USS Arctic (AOE-8)
    USS Seattle (AOE-3),
    USS Supply (AOE-6) and
    USS Detroit (AOE-4) moored at Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J., date unknown.
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    USNS Supply (T-AOE-6)
    Wasp 111k USS Wasp (LHD-1) receives nearly 65 thousand gallons of fuel during an underway replenishment (UNREP) with USNS Supply (T-AOE-6), 17 July 2002. The two ships are sailing at a distance of about 150 feet apart, a feat requiring excellent seamanship. The Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The MEU is an expeditionary intervention force with the ability to rapidly organize for combat operations in virtually any environment. It demonstrates the power of the Navy-Marine Corps Team.
    US Navy photo # 020717-N-6380E-001 by PHAN Teresa Ellison, photo from US Navy Newsstand web site.
    Bill Gonyo
    Supply 59k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) conducts underway replenishment with USS George Washington (CVN-73) and USS Normandy (CG-60) in the Gulf of Oman, 9 September 2002 . US Navy photo by PH1 David C. Lloyd. [020909-N-1348L-006]. US Navy NewsStand
    Supply 100k USS George Washington (CVN-73), center, and (counterclockwise from right) guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), USNS Supply(T-AOE-6), cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG-72), and HMCS Toronto (FFH-333) participate in a strike group photo while operating in the Arabian Gulf, 3 June 2004. The Norfolk, Va.-based aircraft carrier was on a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
    US Navy photo # 040603-N-5319A-008 by PH1 Brien Aho.

    Robert Hurst
    Supply 87k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) conducts an underway replenishment with USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the Arabian Gulf, 30 June 2004.
    US Navy photo # 040630-N-3653A-206 by PH2 Summer M. Anderson.
    US Navy NewsStand web site
    Supply 112k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) conducts an underway replenishment with the guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) following operations with USS George Washington (CVN 73) in the Arabian Gulf, 30 June 2004.
    US Navy photo # 040630-N-1082Z-056 by PH3 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Navy NewsStand web site
    CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt 130k USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), top; USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), center; USNS Supply (T-AO-6) conduct vertical replenishment (VERTREP) operations off the Atlantic Coast, 12 March 2005.
    US Navy photo # 050312-N-9362D-001 by PH3 Randall Damm
    Scott Koen ussnewyork.com
    Supply 75k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) and USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) during an ordinance offload in the Atlantic Ocean, 13 March 2005. An SH-60B Seahawk assigned to the "Emerald Knights" of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Seven Five (HS-75) delivers a pallet of ordnance to Supply.
    US Navy photo # 050313-N-8704K-005 by PH3 Joshua Karsten.
    Jack Treutle
    Supply 104k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) conducting a connected replenishment and vertical replenishment while sailing through the Atlantic Ocean with USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and USS Taylor (FFG-50), 3 March 2006.
    US Navy photo # 060303-N-0119G-009 by PH3 Rob Gaston, from the MSC web site.
    Lee Wahler
    Supply 759k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) and USNS Saturn (T-AFS-10) moored at the NATO pier, Augusta Bay, Sicily, 19 May 2006 Photo by Primo Acireale
    Supply 1162k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) departing the NATO pier, Augusta Bay, Sicily, 19 May 2006, after refueling. Photo by Primo Acireale
    Supply 2496k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) conducts a vertical replenishment with nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) in the Persian Gulf, 4 October 2007.
    US Navy photo # 071004-N-7214F-031 PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 4, 2007) by MC2 Stacee Fitzgerald.
    Lee Wahler
    Supply 849k The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) conducts an underway replenishment (UNREP) with USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) while the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG-69) follow behind.
    US Navy photo # 071004-N-5928K-005 PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 4, 2007) by MC3 N.C. Kaylor.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Supply 461k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) sails the Atlantic Ocean, 27 March 2008, before a replenishment-at-sea with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
    US Navy photo # 080328-N-7571S-008 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 27, 2008) by MC3 Jonathan Snyder.
    Lee Wahler
    Supply 421k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG-94) sail side-by-side during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS). Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW-8) are conducting tailored ship's training availability and final evaluation problem.
    US Navy photo # 080328-N-2838C-029 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 28, 2008) by MC2 Michael D. Cole.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Supply 488k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) steams between USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG-94) while conducting a replenishment at sea (RAS) in the Atlantic Ocean, 28 March 2008.
    US Navy photo # 080328-N-2838C-032 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 28, 2008) by MC2 Michael D. Cole.
    Lee Wahler
    Supply 1553k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) in drydock at Norfolk, VA., 27 April 2008. Photo by Larry Backus
    Supply 642k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) in dry dock at Boston Naval Shipyard, 30 October 2009.
    Photo taken by LPFixit (real name unknown).
    Robert Hurst
    Supply 204k An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS-5) transports pallets of supplies from USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) to the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) during a vertical replenishment. Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 100119-N-6604E-034 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 19, 2010) by MC3 Bradley Evans.
    Lee Wahler
    Farragut 154k The aircraft nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), right, and USS Farragut (DDG-99), left, conduct a replenishment at sea with USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) in the Arabian Sea, 20 May 2010. Enterprise and Farragut are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Supply is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53, and is providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 100520-N-4573C-104 ARABIAN SEA (May 20, 2010) by AC3 Ruben N. Coss.
    Tommy Trampp
    Supply 1894k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy (MSC) photo
    Robert Hurst
    Supply 1434k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) pulls alongside the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) to transfer ammunition. Dwight D. Eisenhower is taking on ammunition in preparation for its deployment and conducting training in the Atlantic Ocean.
    US Navy photo # 110721-N-BN480-034 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 21, 2011) by MC3 Erick Kogler.
    Lee Wahler
    CVN-65 Enterprise 119k Left to right: USS Enterprise (CVN-65), the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78), USNS Supply (T-AOE-6), and the guided missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG-69) conduct a Replenishment At Sea in the Atlantic Ocean, 21 March 2012. All four ships were deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 120321-N-NL401-017 by MC3 Daniel J. Meshel.
    Ron Reeves
    Supply 887k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) underway in the Atlantic Ocean. Supply is deployed with Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 120322-N-FI736-258 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 22, 2012) by MC3 Scott Pittman.
    Lee Wahler
    Supply 687k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) conducts a replenishment at sea with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78). Porter is deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 120402-N-AP176-076 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 2, 2012) by MC3 Jeff Atherton.
    Ron Reeves
    Pecos 1788k Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG-104) stand by as the ship pulls alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) and USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) during a replenishment at sea. Sterett is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    US Navy photo # 120410-N-SK590-057 ARABIAN SEA (April 10, 2012) by MC3 Tim D. Godbee.
    Lee Wahler
    Supply 1751k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) transits the Gulf of Oman. Supply is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 53 providing fuel and supplies to U.S. Navy and coalition ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 120412-N-WD757-044 GULF OF OMAN (April 12, 2012) by MC3 Carlos M. Vazquez II.
    Lee Wahler
    Supply 1417k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) conducts simultaneous vertical replenishment and replenishment at sea operations with the guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG-50). Taylor is assigned to Commander, NATO Task Force 508 supporting Operation Ocean Shield, maritime interdiction operations and counter-piracy missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 120717-N-KG934-067 GULF OF ADEN (July 17, 2012) by MC2 Terrence Siren.
    Lee Wahler
    Supply 1044k An MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 prepares to pick up cargo from USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) as the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) steams alongside during a replenishment-at-sea. Mobile Bay, assigned to John C. Stennis Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.
    US Navy photo # 121124-N-OY799-007 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 24, 2012) by MC3 Kenneth Abbate.
    Lee Wahler
    Supply 871k An MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 carries stores from the flight deck of USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) as the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) steams alongside during a replenishment-at-sea. Mobile Bay, assigned to John C. Stennis Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.
    US Navy photo # 121124-N-OY799-101 ARABIAN SEA (Nov. 24, 2012) by MC3 Kenneth Abbate.
    Lee Wahler
    Supply 220k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) underway, while conducting a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Supply 541k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) sails alongside the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) during a replenishment-at-sea. George H.W. Bush is conducting training and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean.
    US Navy photo # 130108-N-FU443-027 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 8, 2013) by MC2 Timothy Walter.
    Lee Wahler
    Supply 116k USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) ship's coin and seal. John Breeden

    USS /USNS Supply Additional Ships Patches
    Supply
    Contributed by John Breeden
    Supply
    Contributed by Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for USS / USNS Supply (AOE-6 / T-AOE-6) at NavSource
    USS Supply (AOE-6) Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Bepko III, John Joseph :RADM26 February 1994 - 8 June 1995
    02CAPT. Roulstone, Douglas Robert8 June 1995 - 25 October 1996
    03CAPT. Bryant, David Ross25 October 1996 - 20 April 1998
    04CAPT. Stafford, Joe N.20 April 1998 - 14 April 2000
    05CAPT. Warner, Robert Saunders14 April 2000 - 13 July 2001
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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