These included delivering the third of three LSD-CV troop and cargo vessels as well as a T-AO
oil tanker that represents the 16th such vessel built by Avondale since the program's inception in 1982.
Although MSC has multiple ship types, which conduct a wide range of missions, the three platforms that primarily serve Strike Groups are the T-AKE, T-AO
and T-AOE class auxiliaries.
Contract Awarded for Design and construction of six T-AO
205 Class Fleet Replenishment Oiler Ships
Navy's John Lewis-class T-AO
205 fleet replenishment oiler.
Incremental CLF fuel usage is calculated by estimating the incremental fuel cost of a day underway for a T-AO
, T-AFS, T-AKE, or T-AE versus the estimated cost of a day in port (daily fuel burn cost--daily estimated in port cost).