Fleet oilers operate as a unit of an underway replenishment group, replenishing petroleum products and ordnance to the fleet at sea during underway replenishments The first fleet oilers were identified by the hull designation AO, which is still in use. Large, fast multifunction oilers which also provide ammunition and dry stores are identified as Fast Combat Support Ships (AOE), and Replenishment Oilers (AOR) although the AOR designation is no longer in use. All of these oilers provide the combined services of the AO, AE, AFS and AK. The style "USNS" and prefix "T" identify a ship as being operated by the Military Sealift Command (formerly known as the Military Sea Transportation Service until 1970).
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
|Fleet Oilers (AO)
||Fast Combat Support Ships (AOE)
|Sara Thompson and Robert L. Barnes
||Fleet Replenishment Oilers (AOR)
|Kaweah class and Alameda
||Transport Tankers (AOT)
|Cimarron class (1939)
||Mission Buenaventura class
||Cedar Creek class
|Big Horn and Victoria
|Pasig and Shikellamy
|Cimarron class (1979)
|Henry J. Kaiser class
We offer our Fleet Oiler (AO) Ship Models in several size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection. However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!
Our models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models. Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate. Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.
The model build time is generally 24 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.
Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.
Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever! Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.
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