AOE Fact Sheet

Supply Class Combat Support Ship (AOE)Mission

Receive ammunition, provisions, stores, and petroleum products from shuttle ships and distribute them to carrier battle group ships while underway.

Principal Characteristics

Length Overall: 753′-8.5″
Beam: 107′-0″
Mean Draft (Full Load): 37′-10″
Displacement (Approximate): 48,500 L. Tons

Hull Arrangements

Berthing, living, messing, recreations, and office spaces for 40 Officers, 36 CPOs, and 591 Enlisted personnel. Additional features include leisure and community facilities, medical and dental spaces, barber shop, ship’s store, snack bar, laundry and dry cleaning facilities, workshops, laboratories, and test areas.

Command Control and Communications Equipment

Surface Search Radar–An/SPS-67
Navigation Radar with Collision Avoidance System–AN/SPS-64(V)9
Target Acquisition System (TAS) MK 23
Tactical Air Navigation Set (TACAN)
Satellite Navigation Receiver (NAVSTAR GPS)
OMEGA Navigation Receiver
Man-On-Move (MOM) System
Full Communications Suite

Propulsion Machinery

Total Shaft Horsepower, 100,000
LM-2500 Gas Turbine Engines (4)
Reversing Reduction Gears (2)
Reversible Converter Couplings (4)
23′ Fixed Pitch Propellers (2)
2,500 KW Ship’s Service Diesel Generators (5)
Machinery Centralized Control System

Cargo System

Dry Cargo Stowage

Cargo Ordnance Holds: 800 L. Tons
Chill/Freeze Hold: 400 L. Tons
Non-reefer Bulk: 250 L. Tons
Bottled Gas: 800 Bottles
Additionally, special cargo accommodations are provided for oversized cargo such as cable reels and canned jet engines.

Liquid Cargo Stowage

DFM/JP-5: 156,000 Barrels
Lube Oil: 55 Gallon Barrels (500)
Cargo Water: 20,000 Gallons
Cargo Fuel Control

Cargo Transfer

Fueling at Sea (FAS) Stations (5)
Replenishment at Sea (RAS) Stations (6)
10-Ton Cargo Booms (4)
Vertical Replenishment (2 Helos)
Cargo Control Center

Self Defense Weapons Systems

NATO Seasparrow Missile Launching System
Close-In Weapons System (CIWS)
25 Millimeter Guns (2)
.50 Caliber Machine Guns (4)
Countermeasures Set–AN/SLQ-32(V)3
Torpedo Countermeasures Transmitting Set (NIXIE)