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Auxiliary Ship Profile Drawings by George Bieda

Auxiliary ships support the surface combatants of the US Fleet.  They are the floating gas stations, ammo depots, grocery stores, and mechanic shops that keep the warships operational and ready.  Most also perform the vital roll of underway replenishment ("UNREP"), bringing the supplies and fuel so desperately needed out to where the fleet is operating.  To a large extent, the US Fleet enjoys "home delivery", be it an operation in the Persian Gulf, or a patrol of the South Pacific.

Auxiliaries come in many different ship classes, sizes, and shapes.  But for the most part, they can be summed up in one word - "BIG."

Scroll down to see our selection of artwork depicting the majesty of these vital members of the US Fleet.

Profile Drawings of Cimarron Class Fleet Oilers by George E. Bieda

Here on the left is the USS Guadalupe (AO-32).  Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.  Be sure to select a particular ship and print options when ordering!

 

Cimarron Class Fleet Oilers by George E. Bieda
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Profile Drawings of the Supply, Whichita, T3-S2-A1, & T3-S2-A3 Class Oilers by George Bieda

Shown here as examples are the USS Arctic (AOE-8), a Supply Class Fast Combat Support Ship, and the USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98), a Cimmeron/Ashtabula Class Fleet Oiler.  Click on either thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.

Fleet Oiler Profile Drawings by George E. Bieda
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Profile Drawings of the Sacramento Class Fast Combat Support Ships by George E. Bieda

Depicted here are the USS Detroit (AOE-4), one of four Fast Combat Support Ships in the Sacramento Ship Class.  Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.  Remember to select a specific ship and print options when ordering!

Profile Drawings of UNREP Ships by George E. Bieda
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"Preparing For The Storm" by Mark Churms

Preparing for the Storm by Mark ChurmsUSS Sacramento (AOE-1) refuels Iowa Class battleships at sea--the USS Missouri (BB-63) and the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) in the Persian Gulf, 1991.  They prepare for Operation Desert Storm, and war against Iraq to liberate Kuwait from Saddam Hussein's occupying forces.

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"Preparing for the Storm" by Mark Churms

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Shown here is the USS Hassayampa (AO-145), circa 1962.  Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.  Be sure to select a specific ship and print options when ordering!

 

The Neosho Class Fleet Oiler Profile Drawings by George E. Bieda
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Shown here on the left is the USS Hamul (AD-20), a Hamul class destroyer tender.  On the right is the USS Arcadia (AD-23), from the Klondike class.  Each is shown as she was configured in 1960.  Click on either thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.

Profile Drawings of Destroyer Tenders by George E. Bieda
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Shown here is the USNS Mount Baker (T-AE-34), of the Kilauea Class.  Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.  Be sure to select a ship and print options when ordering!

 

Ammunition Ship Profile Drawings by George E. Bieda
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Shown here is the USS White Plains (AFS-4), a Mars class combat stores ship.  She is shown as configured circa 1968.  Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.  Be sure to select a specific ship and add some personalization when ordering!

 

Combat Stores Ship Profile Drawings by George E. Bieda
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Submarine Tender Profile Drawings by George Bieda

The submarine tenders are made up of a variable lot of ships, many of which were built for other purposes, then purchased by the Navy, and converted to use as tenders.  The first 10 tenders served during the early 1900s, some of them built in the late 1800s.  There is not enough information available on these ships to produce an accurate profile drawing.   USS Fulton AS 13 was ship to be built from the keel up as a submarine tender.  She was acquired by the Navy in anticipation of needing sub tenders should the US enter the impending World War.  

Only two of these ships, USS Emory S. Land AS 39 and USS Frank Cable AS 40 remain in service today.  Both are currently operated by the Military Sealift Command.

Three profile drawing examples are shown below- USS Howard W. Gilmore AS 16, USS Hunley AS 31, and USS Holland AS 32.  Click on any of these to view a larger image, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.

Profile drawing of the USS Howard W. Gilmore AS 16 by George Bieda                      Profile drawing of the USS Hunley AS 31 by George Bieda                     Profile drawing of the USS Holland AS 32 by George Bieda              

Profile Drawings of Submarine Tenders by George E. Bieda
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Profile Drawings of Vulcan and ARL Class Repair Ships

Shown here is the USS Ajax (AR-6) from the Vulcan class.  Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.  Be sure to select a ship and print options when ordering!

 

Vulcan & Achelous Class Repair Ship Profile Drawings by George Bieda
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Shown here is the lead ship in the class, the USS Chanticleer (ASR-7).  Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.  Be sure to select a specific ship and print options when ordering!

 

The Chanticleer Class Submarine Rescue Ships by George E. Bieda
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Shown here is the USS Preserver (ARS-8).  All our profile drawings now have the US flag, commissioning pennant, builder's plaque, and ship's statistics, in addition to what you see here.  Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.  Be sure to select all your desired options when ordering. 

Unfortunately, ARS-29 (USS Vent) and higher are not available, because we cannot obtain any reference materials for a drawing.

The Diver Class Rescue & Salvage Ships by George E. Bieda
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Shown here is the USNS Comfort (T-AH-20).  Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.  Be sure to select all your desired options when ordering. 

 

 

Hospital Ship Profile Drawings by George E. Bieda
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