Fueling at Sea

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To pull together several images on a common theme, I've added some images to create a new page on Taking on Fuel While Under Way.

Since submarine chasers didn't hold enough fuel for an overseas journey, the crossings required a combination of stops along the way (Bermuda and the Azores), and re-fueling at sea. The latter was done while traveling at roughly 8 knots, with the chasers tethered to the fuel ship in various ways. For the men on the chasers, this meant working to keep the chaser moving at the correct speed while keeping away from the much larger fuel ship.

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