National Geographic : 1946 Jun
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome, U. S.Navy, Official Nimble Tanker Crewmen Quickly Haul In the Dragging Hose as an Escort Carrier Refuels During Iwo Jima Operations Rolling and pitching of the ships in heavy seas makes oiling difficult. Winchmen constantly watch the lines leadingtothe saddle which supports thehose. Car rier, out of picture to left, should haul in her saddle line to equalize the two loops. The rubber hose, heavily ladenwith oil orgasoline, would snap ifdragged.