logistical nightmare? No more than any other ship really. All point to the "supply to Colossus mission" as evidence of this logistical nightmare.
Happens to be the only
time you're assigned to guard a supply convoy for a single warship, too. That convoy was as large or larger than the one in Battle of the Wilderness, and the Wilderness convoy was intended for the entirety
of 3rd Fleet. (It also included no fueling ships!) Also there is commentary on the Colossus being a logistical strain in command briefings, including specific complaints about poor fuel efficeny.Nowhere
in the FS series do we see a supply convoy of similar size dedicated to a single ship, and most of the convoys for whole fleets are considerably smaller.
The Collie jsut arrived from the shipyard, so it wasn't fully stocked yet. I'm willing to bet that any ship leaving hte shipyards goes to a supply base first. But the Collie wen't straight in without taking supplies first, so htey had to bring em to him...WOW..what a logistical nightmare...
Why the hell was it not fully stocked after construction? Hell, during
construction? I refuse to believe it left the shipyard without a full load of fuel, that's just stupid. Granted both possiblities are conjecture, but yours makes a lot less sense than mine.