This is a digital reissue of a 1953 book issued by the Naval War College Press that tells the story of the floating logistics train that made the Navy’s drive across the Pacific in World War II possible. 

I can’t overstate how impressive a job this book does in detailing what the Navy started out with, and where it ended up.  The daunting challenge of providing logistical support to a fleet that never went back to Pearl Harbor after January, 1944 is detailed, and the author explains what the support arm did, and how it expanded to meet the challenges as the fleet grew and moved further, and further away from established bases on the West Coast and Hawaii.

I am him absolutely looking for a paper copy of this now.