"Comprehensive in detail, well-illustrated and very readable.... Everything that you want to know about U.S. naval auxiliaries is in this book. I highly recommend it both for reference and for pleasant informative reading."--PowerShips; "No navy can match the sheer scale and diversity of the U.S. Navy's support ships, and Ken Sayers has produced an admirable effort to detail and describe these myriad vessels in a single volume. U.S. Navy Auxiliary Vessels describes the function and purpose of each class of ships in detail not to be found in other annuals. This book has been needed for a very long time."--Christopher P. Cavas, naval journalist; "A remarkable book about the history of the workhorse vessels of the Navy. It's comprehensive in detail, well-illustrated and very readable. I highly recommend it both for reference and for pleasant and informative reading."--William A. Fox, PowerShips, the magazine of the Steamship Historical Society of America, Inc.; "A timely and robust tome that provides the proverbial money's worth.... An authoritative and efficient monograph and a sturdy reference for naval research in one thick volume that does not disappoint."--Jeff Schultz, Associate Professor of History, Luzerne County Community College; "Nicely illustrated throughout...highly recommended"--Midwest Book Review; "a detailed and devoted look at the myriad vessels which have served the United States Navy in varying capacities from World War I to the present. Deserves a prominent place on the shelves of all naval enthusiasts. Sayers provides the proverbial money's worth."--Naval Historical Foundation; "The excellent illustrations catch the eye and invite a closer look... The author has included a very large body if information in this volume"--The Northern Mariner.