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State the mission of each of the following classes of aviation capable ships:
AE
Ammunition Ship: Operate with replenishment groups to deliver ammunition and missiles to ships at sea.
AD
Destroyer Tender: Provide destroyers and destroyer escorts with mobile base and repair facilities, supplying fuel, ammunition and other stores.
AFS
Combat Stores Ship: Perform underway replenishment services for Navy battle groups and deliver food, fuel, spare parts and ammunition.
AS
Submarine Tender
AO
Oilers Support Ships: Carry fuel, jet fuel, and other petroleum products.
AOE
Oiler and Ammunition Support Ship: The largest and most powerful auxiliary ship in the Navy. Carry missiles, fuel, ammunition and general cargo.
CG
Guided Missile Cruiser: Provide protection against surface and air atttacks, and gunfire support for land operations.
CV/CVN
Carrier/Nuclear Powered Carrier: Designed to carry, launch, retrieve and handle combat aircraft quickly and efficiently.
DD/DDG
Destroyer/Guided Missile Destroyer: Multipurpose ships used in any kind of naval operation. Fast ships with a large variety of armament and little or no armor.
FFG
Guided Missile Frigates: Used for open-ocean escort and patrol.
LCC
Amphibious Command Ship: Provides accommodations and command and communication facilities for various commanders and their staffs.
LHA
Amphibious Assault Ship: Able to embark, deploy, and land Marine battalion landing team by helicopters, landing craft, amphibious vehicles, and combinations of these methods.
LHD
Designed based on that of an Amphibious Assault Ship, but are intended to be convertible from an Assault Ship to an Anti-submarine Warfare ship.
LPD
Amphibious Transport Dock: Combines the features of a LSD, and LPH. Can transport troops and equipment in the same ship.
LPH
Amphibious Assault Ship: Designed to embark, transport, and land 1,800 troops and thier equipment via transport helicopters in conjunction with a beach assault.
LSD
Dock Landing Ship: Transport and launch a variety of loaded amphibious crafts and vehicles.
MCS
Mine Countermeasures Support Ship: Only one in Naval inventory- U.S.S. Inchon.
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