Connective Replenishment


10/31/2010 – USS Bonhomme Richard conducting vertical replenishment and connective replenishment during Rim of the Pacific 2010.

Credit: US Navy Visual News Service, July 13th, 2010

Vertical replenishment is conducted by the transfer of the cargo from the USNS Guadalupe to USS Bonhomme Richard by a U.S. Navy SH-3H Sea King. The connective replenishment is an alternative method to resupply and fuel the USS Bonhomme Richard while the USNS Guadalupe travels alongside.