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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:05:25 AM EST
http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=72012

What is the cubic foot equivalent of 500,000 gallons?

Is it just one large tank or several?
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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:10:51 AM EST
1 cubic foot = 7 gallons
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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:17:19 AM EST
Try about 3.5million gallons.
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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:17:48 AM EST
Obviously, it would be several.
I'm not a naval engineer, but I'm pretty sure they thought of compartmentalization, way back before Nelson's day.


Even without worrying about battle damage, you would never want to take the chance that your whole supply could be lost or contaminated.

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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:21:12 AM EST
87 gallons at least
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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:21:35 AM EST
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I am a naval architect. The fuel, as is any liquid store onboard a ship, is broken up to several tanks.

EDIT: this sounds about right
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87 gallons at least


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Posted: 2/11/2013 3:15:00 PM EST
[potential thread hijack]

Does anyone know what the keel of a Nimitz class aircraft carrier looks like? I know it's steel and is usually the first part made, but what does it actually look like?

Thanks,

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Posted: 2/11/2013 3:21:19 PM EST
Aircraft carrier don't necessarily carry all the JP8 they are going to use on a cruise. There are ships in the fleet called "oilers" that can resupply that kind of stuff at sea.
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Posted: 2/11/2013 3:22:52 PM EST
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It's like a shit-pot full.
Like maybe 2or 3 years of output from your local stop 'n go.
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Posted: 2/11/2013 3:27:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By mr_camera_man:
1 cubic foot = 7 gallons


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Posted: 2/11/2013 3:42:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By usjet:
It's like a shit-pot full.
Like maybe 2or 3 years of output from your local stop 'n go.

Ahhhh. Clear and concise. Put in a way all can understand.
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Posted: 2/11/2013 3:48:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Merlin:
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Does anyone know what the keel of a Nimitz class aircraft carrier looks like? I know it's steel and is usually the first part made, but what does it actually look like?

Thanks,

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google images "aircraft carrier construction"
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Posted: 2/11/2013 3:49:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Merlin:
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Does anyone know what the keel of a Nimitz class aircraft carrier looks like? I know it's steel and is usually the first part made, but what does it actually look like?

Thanks,

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Posted: 2/11/2013 3:54:13 PM EST
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I've seen an oiler come alongside for an UNREP riding low in the water and go away empty, cap'n said it was about a 1 million gallons we took on at that time and I doubt we were anywhere near "running low". We were just doing regular flight ops in the IO.

JP5, like other fluids, is kept is multiple compartments.
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Posted: 2/11/2013 3:57:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mr_camera_man:
1 cubic foot = 7 gallons


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.748 Seven + gallons in a cubic foot, or am I the retard?
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Posted: 2/11/2013 4:04:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By Warrior102:
Originally Posted By Backnblack:
Originally Posted By mr_camera_man:
1 cubic foot = 7 gallons


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Apparently you are the retard...

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Less than 2000 cubic meters. Not much at all.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic-size_swimming_pool

An Olympic pool holds 660K gallons of water which is over 30% larger than what the Roosevelt took on. 50x25x2 meters.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 8:18:02 AM EST
http://science.howstuffworks.com/aircraft-carrier2.htm

•Storage capacity for aviation fuel - 3.3 million gallons (~12.5 million liters)
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I read somewhere that it's at least 25 gallons.
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What if the fuel was transferred on a treadmill?
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I've transfered over 18 million gallons of fuel in my time. when we are at full pumpiing it was close to 100,000 gallons an hour. per station.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 8:39:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By 2_tothechest:
Aircraft carrier don't necessarily carry all the JP8 they are going to use on a cruise. There are ships in the fleet called "oilers" that can resupply that kind of stuff at sea.


and they do not use JP-8 as the flash point is to low for use aborad ship, they use JP-4. Keep that smokey Air Force fuel off my ship.....

The Nimitz class carrier has the fuel spread around in many different tanks all over the ship. You would not want to take a direct hit and lose everything, so they have many different tanks all plumbed together to service the flight deck and vaious different weather deck locations.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 8:39:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By Warrior102:
Originally Posted By Backnblack:
Originally Posted By mr_camera_man:
1 cubic foot = 7 gallons


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.748 Seven + gallons in a cubic foot, or am I the retard?


Does this help?
1 cubic foot holds 7.46 gallons of liquid


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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:06:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By 2_tothechest:
Aircraft carrier don't necessarily carry all the JP8 they are going to use on a cruise. There are ships in the fleet called "oilers" that can resupply that kind of stuff at sea.


JP-5. JP-8 has too low a flashpoint.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:07:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By E__WOK:
http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=72012

What is the cubic foot equivalent of 500,000 gallons?

Is it just one large tank or several?


It's one tank about the size of an average household aquarium.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:08:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By DieselEngineer:
Originally Posted By 2_tothechest:
Aircraft carrier don't necessarily carry all the JP8 they are going to use on a cruise. There are ships in the fleet called "oilers" that can resupply that kind of stuff at sea.


JP-5. JP-8 has too low a flashpoint.


JP-5 has more thrusts per squeeze.
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Originally Posted By 2_tothechest:
Aircraft carrier don't necessarily carry all the JP8 they are going to use on a cruise. There are ships in the fleet called "oilers" that can resupply that kind of stuff at sea.


JP-5. JP-8 has too low a flashpoint.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:09:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By 2_tothechest:
Aircraft carrier don't necessarily carry all the JP8 they are going to use on a cruise. There are ships in the fleet called "oilers" that can resupply that kind of stuff at sea.


In reality they don't. It's all for show. Carriers are nuclear powered they transfer that power to capacitors on the "jet" aircraft.
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Does anyone know what the keel of a Nimitz class aircraft carrier looks like? I know it's steel and is usually the first part made, but what does it actually look like?

Thanks,

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A beam of steel. Usually redish-brown in color.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:20:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Backnblack:
Originally Posted By Warrior102:
Originally Posted By Backnblack:
Originally Posted By mr_camera_man:
1 cubic foot = 7 gallons


7.48


.748 Seven + gallons in a cubic foot, or am I the retard?


Does this help?
1 cubic foot holds 7.46 gallons of liquid


And a cubic foot of water weighs 62.4 pounds if you can believe it.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:21:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By navvet89:
I've seen an oiler come alongside for an UNREP riding low in the water and go away empty, cap'n said it was about a 1 million gallons we took on at that time and I doubt we were anywhere near "running low". We were just doing regular flight ops in the IO.

JP5, like other fluids, is kept is multiple compartments.


I used to run around with the Kitty Hawk. We would send over three rigs at a time and pump 15,000 barrels of DFM and 10,000 barrels of JP-5 every 3 to 4 days when they were busy.
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