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    Default Falmouth.

    Whilst looking for the elusive last of the five naval heavy fuel stores another small installation was passed on to me.
    It is viewable on Streetview where it appears to be a small tank set-up, C2 or smaller, (not one of the naval 19,500 ton tank types).
    Aviation fuel for aircraft carriers? Linked to the other site at Bolsowick?

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.15....4&r=0&src=msl

    This place also looks interesting, a bit like 'the mound' at Buxton.

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.14...18&r=0&src=msl
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    Default Re: Falmouth.

    I couldn't find any older maps that show the site to confirm. Also checked "Adolf Hilters's Holiday Snaps" and sadly now photo of Falmouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNK View Post
    Also checked "Adolf Hilters's Holiday Snaps" and sadly now photo of Falmouth.
    I found this site this morning, no freebies though!

    http://germaninvasion.co.uk/luftwaffe/index.htm#

    From Streetview it looks well maintained so whatever its history I would suspect it stores 35 second diesel now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
    35 second diesel
    Please explain, Engineer

    Graham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnaby View Post
    Please explain, Engineer

    Graham
    Red diesel (or gas oil), the old viscosity rating was in 'Redwood Seconds', the amount of time for a set volume to flow through the test apparatus. Now changed to Centistrokes.

    "an obsolete unit of kinematic viscosity given by readings on the Redwood viscometers commonly used in Britain and elsewhere. The reading is the time, in seconds, for 50 milliliters of a sample of a liquid to flow through the device. The viscosity in centistokes is given roughly by the formula 0.260 t - (0.0188 / t ), where t is the flow time in seconds."

    Central heating oil is '28 Second'.
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    Default Re: Falmouth.

    Thanks - I thought it might have had something do do with the amount of time taken to lever off a car fuel cap and siphon the contents into a jerry can, though 35 secs was a bit optimistic.

    Graham

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    Lateral thinking at its finest!

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    Default Re: Falmouth.

    Now changed to Centistrokes.

    That will be centistokes I hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by PETERTHEEATER View Post
    Now changed to Centistrokes.

    That will be centistokes I hope
    Yep, bloody QWERTY keyboard!

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    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.15....4&r=0&src=msl

    My god, I was working on that ship above and to the left! It was the MV Buffalo which was cut in half, a new middle plug inserted, and the whole thing stretched to become the European Leader, they reckon it has had a permanant pull to port since!

    BTW has anyone here brought those German photo packages from that site, if so are they a good deal?
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