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Replenishment at sea question
Posted by Bob Wiringa on 10/7/2020, 3:05 pm
The US Navy made fast, side-by-side replenishment at sea a key element in the efficient drive across the Pacific. The British and Germans were still using slow, stern-to-bow techniques. What did the Japanese do? They certainly had to use accompanying tankers on long missions like the Pearl Harbor strike.