All eight ships took part in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm , delivering thirteen percent of all the cargo transported between the United States and Saudi Arabia during and after the Persian Gulf War. Fast sealift ships have taken part in Operations Restore Hope , Joint Guardian , Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom in addition to humanitarian relief efforts across the globe. On 1 October 2007, the United States Maritime Administration began operating all eight FSS. All eight were transferred to the Ready Reserve on 1 Oct. 2008. At this time their USNS designations were replaced with SS designations as they were no longer US Navy Ships. 
For every ship discussed here, there is a comparable ship plan. Ships sunk During the course of WWII, over 1,500 ships were sunk: in the Pacific, by German submarines in the North Atlantic, the French Fleet at Toulon, on the Murmansk run. The oceanographer, Bob Ballard, who had devoted life to underwater research, has even located and photographed the . Yorktown, destroyed during the battle of Midway in 1942 and now resting 17,000 feet below the waves. His book "Graveyards of the Pacific" offers exactly what readers expect, including a Japanese torpedo at Pearl Harbor. Sources: Public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
When not active, Denebola is kept in reduced operating status due to her high operating cost. If needed, she can be activated and ready to sail in 96 hours.  Denebola took part in the Persian Gulf War in 1990. Along with the other seven Algol class cargo ships, she transported 14 percent of all cargo delivered between the United States and Saudi Arabia during and after the war.  In 1994, Denebola , along with USNS Capella (T-AKR-293) , worked with NATO forces on convoy exercises in the Mediterranean .