REPLENISHMENT At Sea - 1964
Steaming off the coast of Japan, KAWISHIWI replenishes two of her many "customers" in the Seventh Fleet
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A VIEW FROM THE KITTY HAWK 
The Kawishiwi is approached by the Kitty Hawk
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While Master of the Port Side
the Master of the Port side controls operations
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A HOOK UP is made
Kawishiwi men execute the "hook up" 
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Kitty Hawk approaches the Kawishiwi on its port side

Operations such as these greatly increase the operation capabilities of ships in the Western Pacitic. One of fastest and largest fleet oilers in the Navy, KAWISHIWI is capable of underway replenishment under all weather conditions for extended periods of time, one of the major requisites for today's modern support ships.

The concept of replenishment at sea is an old one, first used on a large scale by the Romans before the birth of Christ. But it has evolved into an operation of such magnitude and complexity in today's modern Navy that the job of prepara- tion is seemingly endless. weeks before the Kawishiwi deploys for replenishment operations, fuel and oil requirements are determined, schedules are planned, and every department aboard ship gears its activities to meet the demands.
The Kawishiwi is ready to serve the fleet.
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