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1/14/2017 8:11:35 PM
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?
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 11:10:51 AM EST
1 cubic foot = 7 gallons
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 11:17:19 AM EST
Try about 3.5million gallons.
Link 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.
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 11:21:12 AM EST
87 gallons at least
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 11:21:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/11/2013 11:22:03 AM EST by xsrfs]
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
Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
87 gallons at least


Link 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,

[thread hijack over]
Link 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.
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 3:22:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/11/2013 3:24:12 PM EST by usjet]
It's like a shit-pot full.
Like maybe 2or 3 years of output from your local stop 'n go.
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 3:27:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By mr_camera_man:
1 cubic foot = 7 gallons


7.48
Link 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.
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 3:48:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Merlin:
[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,

[thread hijack over]

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

Originally Posted By Merlin:
[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,

[thread hijack over]


Link Posted: 2/11/2013 3:54:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/11/2013 3:54:36 PM EST 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.
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 3:57:10 PM EST
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?
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 3:59:52 PM EST
"oodles"
Link 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


7.48


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


Apparently you are the retard...

Conversion
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 4:08:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/11/2013 4:16:20 PM EST
Less than 2000 cubic meters. Not much at all.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 8:10:21 AM EST
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.
Link 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)
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 8:22:19 AM EST
I read somewhere that it's at least 25 gallons.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 8:24:39 AM EST
What if the fuel was transferred on a treadmill?
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 8:30:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/12/2013 8:31:51 AM EST by BoatGunner]
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.

EDIT: transferring ordinace sucks more that taking a fuel shower when the hose blow out the reciver.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 8:35:29 AM EST
Enough to make a SHITLOAD of Chemtrails......
Link 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.

Link 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


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


Link 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.
Link 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.
Link 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.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 9:08:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/12/2013 9:24:56 AM EST 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.

ETA: doubletap - multiple thrusts per squeeze
Link 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.
Link Posted: 2/12/2013 9:10:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By Merlin:
[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,

[thread hijack over]


A beam of steel. Usually redish-brown in color.
Link 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.

Link 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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