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    Fast Replenishment Vessels

    With the USN Retiring their Supply Class but the RFA getting the Tide Class what is the future of the faster replenishment vessels?

    Will other navies continue to buy vessels with such speed or go for more economical designs?
    Nick Ashwell-Kennedy
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    Just a maximum speed of 20kt for the new Vulcano Logistic Support Ship (LSS) being built for the Italian Navy.

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    Considering the Chinese Navy's got two 45000-50000 ton 901 class AOEs in the water, with the first likely to enter service later this year, fast replenishment ships look to have a future in at least one navy.

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    The T-AOE has the speed and armament to keep up with the carrier battle groups of the USN. Question is what will speeds of carrier groups of other navies likely be, which will be determined by the top speed of their carriers and escorts. I believe in most cases these are lower than CVN and DDG51, and so lower speed AOR rather than AOE will suffice.

    CVN Nimitz / CVN Ford: In excess of 30 knots.
    Sao Paulo (Clemenceau): 32kn (in her good days)
    Kuznetsov does 29kn, Liaoning supposedly 32kn (like Soviet Kiev class).
    Vikramaditya 30+ knots (Kiev class originally listed 32kn).
    Vikrant 28kn.
    Charles de Gaulle 27kn.
    Queen Elizabeth 'in excess of 26kn' .

    Udaloy class: 35kn
    Type 055: in excess of 32kn
    Ticonderoga class: 32.5kn
    Slava class: 32kn
    Type 052C: 32kn
    Type 052D: 31kn
    Arleigh Burke class : In excess of 30 kn
    Daring class: In excess of 30 kn
    Horizon class: In excess of 29 kn
    FREMM: 27+/30+ (depending version)
    Last edited by Jinan; 17th July 2017 at 20:12.
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