US Navy Vessels Rendezvoused for RAS

US Navy vessels recently met in the Indian Ocean to conduct a replenishment-at-sea.

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), right, the Military Sealift Command underway replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199), and the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), rendezvoused on July 19, right after the vessels concluded Exercise Talisman Sabre, a biennial, combined exercise with U.S. and Australian forces.

Ashland and Bonhomme Richard are assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and are on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

Image: US Navy

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