Size: 20″ x 13 ½”
HMCS Protecteur is part of the “fleet train” that provisions ships at sea for extended periods, supplying food, ammunition and fuel. This is called “replenishment at sea,” or RAS. The receiving ship, a destroyer or cruiser perhaps, steams alongside Protecteur, maintaining a distance from it of about 100 feet. Fuel lines, or jackstays, are passed between the ships, and fuel, water, food or ammunition is transferred, all at a speed of about 15 knots. Superb seamanship and ship handling are essential for this manoeuvre. Allied ships are all fitted with identical equipment, so replenishment can be conducted between ships of different nations, as illustrated in this painting.
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