APPENDIX "D" TO REPORT OF PROCEEDEINGS DATED . . . . . . . .  
   
 
Reference  W.A.G.O. - 10
     
 
 
Distance steamed between fuellings.
% fuel used.
 
DUNCAN
905
40%
 
2085
91%
 
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VIDETTE See attached Memo.  
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TAY 3859 85%
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  Weather adverse throughout.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 
 
     
  H. M. S. VIDETTE  
   
 
ENDURANCE        -        W.A.G.O. 10
     
 
   
Distance Steamed
% before oiling
% after oiling
Iceland R.F.A. 
24/4-27/4
667
81.4%
100%
  BRITISH LADY at sea
R.F.A. R.F.A. 
27/4-8/5
2351
22.2%
29.5%
BRITISH LADY at sea BRITISH LADY at sea
R.F.A. St. Johns 
6/5-9/5
673
15.7%
100%
BRITISH LADY at sea  
 
     
  100% as shown in column six, represents all tanks topped up to 95%.  
  On the second occasion of fuelling from BRITISH LADY, she was only able to supply 60 tons, and this from her own bunkers, as she was short of fuel herself.  
     
 
SPEED AND ENDURANCE TABLE.
 
     
 
Knots
Tons/hour
Miles.
  8
1.1
3160
12
1.5
3480
15
2.3
2835
17
3.0
2465
20
4.3
2080
 
     
          Now that leaky fuel tanks have been made good, this speed and endurance table can be considered accurate.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
APPENDIX D - FUELLING AND FUEL CONSUMPTION
 
     
 
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
Ship
Method of oiling.
State of sea.
Rate of oiling and amount taken.
Time taken to connect up.
Length of tow.
Temperature of oil in oiler.
Remarks
DUNCAN Buoyant Rubber Hose Calm. 35 tons/hr  20 tons 55 minutes. 350 ft. 100°F This was carried out for exercise.  It was DUNCAN's first attempt and many mistakes were made.
DUNCAN " 45 from astern. 40 tons/hr  1-1/2 tons. 70 mins. 360 ft. 100°F The long time to connect up was due to the slow rate that hose was veered from oiler owing to inadequate gear.  The hose burst after 1-1/2 tons had been received and weather did not permit a continuance of the operation.
DUNCAN " 22 40 tons/hr 160 tons 42 mins. 360 ft. 100°F The steadying line was too short.  It consisted of a wire and it was found necessary to secure it to a hurricane hawser to take any sudden strain.
VIDETTE " 21 37 tons/hr  92 tons. 40 mins. 360 ft. 100°F The buoys submerged with full length of hose and steadying wire streamed.  Consider pneumatic floats would be more satisfactory.
LOOSE-STRIFE " 25 40 tons/hr  69 tons. 90 mins. 360 ft. 60°F Steadying line too short.
VIDETTE " 31 30 tons/hr  61 tons. 50 mins. 370 ft. 70°F  
General Remarks.  BRITISH LADY was keen and competent.  The gear was not properly fitted however delays were not due to crew and oiler.
     
     

 


 

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