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Old 2nd April 2019, 19:54
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Marine Fuel Oil

Hi,
I'm looking to find a source for Fuel Oil prices in the 1920s-1930s.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Old 3rd April 2019, 08:46
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These two may give some guidance, but it was not all about fuel cost, reduction in Engine Room Manning and increased cargo space also played a part in the economics. I think some of the older copies of Southerns Engineering may have figures in.
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300+ stokers on the Mauretania. Incredible
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These two may give some guidance, but it was not all about fuel cost, reduction in Engine Room Manning and increased cargo space also played a part in the economics. I think some of the older copies of Southerns Engineering may have figures in.

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Thank you for your reply. The article re-Steam vs Oil (1919) is especially interesting, so is the reference to Mexican Oil.

Thank you again,

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300+ stokers on the Mauretania. Incredible
Where do we get such men?
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Old 4th April 2019, 21:04
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I understand that in some climate zones the task of stoking coal fired marine boilers they used Lascar labour as they could endure the extreme heat.
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Old 4th April 2019, 23:44
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The heat, the dust, what a dirty way to make a living. Thank God for Oil!

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