ship fuel states gonna bite yer behind quite often in this game!
if the following TF is in the same hex as the CV TF, you can do a refuel-at-sea, but be careful you don't drain your CV TF, leaving it unable to make port!
create a temporary EscortTF, w/ only the empty ships, & change it from Full Refuel to Tactical Refuel before you tag the Replenish TF at Sea button. Also you must probably set the EscortTF's destination (to Suva?) before you replenish. under the Tac Refuel option, you'll only take on enough fuel to reach the destination + 10% - but if the TF is still set to Follow, the game might not realize that you're only going to Suva & will prob'ly attempt a Full Refuel anyway.
reset the EscortTF to follow, or merge it back into TF 202 after you've replenished.
then, contemplate the delights of a ReplTF, consisting of 2 AO & 2-4 DD. USN starts the game w/ a coupla' three 18-knot AOs, they're just the thing to trail 3-6 hexes behind your CVTFs. but as MartinB said, your CVTF will be speed-limited by the speed of the following TF. so advance towards your target, refuel from the ReplTF, then remove the ReplTF's follow orders as the CVTF runs in to its launch point.
< Message edited by jmalter -- 5/9/2012 3:46:32 AM >