|I am wondering how much equipment can be prepositioned on one of the prepositioning ships. I would guess the ships used are probably huge and each can probably hold tens of thousands of tonnes of cargo, which is probably enough equipment for a heavy battalion or a medium regiment or a light brigade including enough supplies to enable the unit to fight for 30 days. That, though, is just my guess...
Another question on my mind is whether these ships are not excessively vulnerable, as it seems to me that a potential enemy could track them and sink them relatively easily with torpedoes or mines or anti-ship missiles, as they likely have no protection against these weapons at all and carry no weapons of their own to fight back.
Furthermore, I am wondering how quickly can these ships be used to respond to a crisis situation - that means how quickly can they move and unload as well as how long it takes to organize and ready the equipment carried for combat.
Last but not least, I am wondering how many prepositioned ships does the U.S. possess and in what location and whether other nations also use prepositioning ships and if so where and in what locations.
If anybody knows the answers to these questions I would appreciate it.