Aviation fuel aboard RN shipsMarch 13 2012 at 2:58 PM
|Jacques (no login)|
Response to Re: Outboard avgas lines
There is evidence that the Royal Navy took avgas on board their ships a whole lot more seriously than did the US Navy. I recall reading somewhere that the British Admiralty had very stringent (almost ridiculous) specification for storage of aviation fuel on board their vessels. The Royal Navy's US built escort carriers apparently had to have their avgas tanks completely modified, because the Brits insisted on having cylindrical tanks immersed in water whereas standard American practise was to have integral tanks.
Needless to say capacity aboard RN ships was much reduced but probably a lot safer. Does anyone know if this was indeed so and was this also the case aboard cruisers like PERTH or EXETER? Rob Stuart or Spruso?