National Geographic : 1946 Jun
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome, U. S.Navy, Official Beside a Tanker, a Monstrous Iowa-class Battleship Steams Placidly Along, Taking On aCargo ofOil Steaming thus, ships must steer a steady course and hold same speed. The fueling ship maintains position so thatthe two vessels are not less than 80nor more than 120 feet apart. The controlling ship gives changes in course and speed over its loud-speaker. On the opposite side abig carrier refuels from the same oil ship.