Well this isn’t the first time a White House appointee has suggested a vast increase in the number of ships in our Navy and I expect pushback from the admirals who prefer a smaller fleet of expensive capital ships.
480 to 534 ships, when manned and unmanned platforms are accounted for
moving toward lightly manned [ships], which over time can be unmanned
Both fleets significantly expanded the logistics force, with big increases coming from smaller ships similar to offshore or oil platform support-type vessels. The fleets called for anywhere from 19 to 30 “future small logistics” ships. The CAPE and Hudon fleets increased the number of fleet oilers anywhere from 21 to 31, up from today’s 17.
The Marines and Navy have talked about the need to rethink logistics for a more distributed fight in the Pacific.
The Hudson fleet called for a significant boost to the command and support ship infrastructure from today’s 33 ships to 52 ships. CAPE called for the fleet to remain about the same. Those ships include dry cargo ships, the expeditionary fast transports, expeditionary transfer docks and expeditionary sea bases.
Where are we going to build all these?