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    Re: DR thread from Nov-Dec '04
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2005 Jan 18, 14:44 -0500

    > The larger,older freighters use bunker oil for propusion.Some of the newer
    > vessels use gas turbine technology but the majority use diesel.The
    > nomenclature for fuel cunsumption in these vessels is in barrels/hour for a
    > given rpm of the shaft.I believe there are 42 gallons/barrel.A vessel of
    > this size can easily consume 100s of barrels/day depending on speed,draft
    > and sea conditions.I'll get an example of this tonight and post it tomorrow.
    I do believe your figure is correct for a US barrel of oil, as opposed to
    the US liquid barrel (wine etc) which is 31.5 US gallons, as opposed to the
    US dry barrel which is .969696 a US liquid barrel, not to be confused with
    the British barrel...   The confusion factor is right up there with tons,
    and a ship's tonnage.
    > What is the "Annapolis Book of Seamanship" ? Is it a book used to teach
    > midshipmen or cadets at the Naval Academy?
    It is a book devoted primarily to sailing and teaching sailing (vs. Chapman
    which devotes a lot of space to powercraft), "Based on the principles and
    curriculum used in the sailing program of the United States Navel Academy at

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