Logistics Question Tanker Refueling

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Logistics Question Tanker Refueling

Post by Carl Schwamberger » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:54 am

Quite a while ago I saw a photo in a magazine, of a oil tanker in harbor & a cruiser alongside refueling. The caption text indicated this was in a harbor in the Pacific. It also referred to the tanker as a 'floating fuel depot'. I don't recall if the tanker was a ordinary transport, or a fleet oiler. If it were a common transport it must have been set up with equipment suitable for refueling other ships?

So, heres the question. Were there cases where ships were refueled in harbors or other anchorages from common transports? Not specialized underway oilers, but from transports acting as depots where storage tanks ashore were unavailable or other circumstances. If so what are some sources describing this practice?