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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,637 Senior Member
    Great. Maybe I'll tank up my car with diesel made/recovered from it. I vaguely remember seeing that ship just offshore when I was at Kwaj years back, but I didn't know what it was.


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  • das68das68 Posts: 662 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Great. Maybe I'll tank up my car with diesel made/recovered from it.

    nazi radioactive diesel  nice.


    but no nazi oil available here though










  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,637 Senior Member
    Totally appropriate! Hitler always rode around in Mercedes-Benzes. But it's probably not Nazi oil, looks like the Prinz Eugen cruised around for a year or so under Allied command, probably used up all the oil that it "came with".
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,914 Senior Member
    Prinz Eugen was a beautiful ship...such an ignoble end....
    Not sure how radioactive bunker oil can be...

    USCGS Eagle is another lovely ship...thanks for posting that...
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  • das68das68 Posts: 662 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    Prinz Eugen was a beautiful ship...such an ignoble end....
    Not sure how radioactive bunker oil can be...

    USCGS Eagle is another lovely ship...thanks for posting that...
    more than lovely, very good save



  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,395 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    Prinz Eugen was a beautiful ship...such an ignoble end....
    Not sure how radioactive bunker oil can be...

    USCGS Eagle is another lovely ship...thanks for posting that...
    That's a beautiful sailing ship. Good to see some fine sailing vessels saved from the wrecker's yard.

    As to the oil being radioactive, I don't know how short term high neutron and gamma radiation would affect oil. I DO know that over a year time frame the oil in the reactor coolant pumps got a little too radioactive to be reused. Constant neutron and gamma radiation over time made it a bit radioactive. But there's additives to that oil that aren't oil, like stabilizers and other things. And the oil heats and cools drawing in outside air and dust contaminants too small for the air filters to capture, and a lot of them are radioactive. The carbon really isn't a problem as much as the 'NOT CARBON' stuff entrained in the oil. When the oil was changed at refueling outage it was double drummed and sent off for disposal.

    FWIW, Carbon 14 is made from Nitrogen absorbing a neutron from cosmic radiation.
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