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- Mar 3, 2021
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post civil war up to around 1910-ish. After that you got stuff like USS Texas.Those last ones are some interesting war ships. Circa 1900 maybe??
I am always amazed at what men could do, accomplish, the WORK involved.... those behemoths ran on coal. The amount of work to load the ship, then shovel it all into the boilers to move those monsters. Ships like Texas started life as coal and got converted to oil. There are some really cool exploratory videos about Texas on her youtube channel, filmed during her drydock recently. Couple talk about the way they turned little nooks into oil tanks and ran pipes and valves all over the ship for it.