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The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

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Asked by GOPI KUMAR, 14 Nov '07 09:49 pm
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The Queen Elizabeth 2 - Specifications: Length: 963 feet (294 m) Beam: 105 feet (32 m) Tonnage: 70,327 gross tons (originally 69,053 gross tons) Deep draught: 32 feet (9.8 m) Service speed: 28.5 knots Top speed: 33 knots (can go 20 knots in reverse) Machinery: 9 MAN 9-cylinder medium speed turbo-charged diesel engines turning two five-bladed propellers.


http://www.greatoceanliners.net/qe2.html
Answered by Ashish jain, 14 Nov '07 09:50 pm

 
  
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lots of oil... aint it???... peace!!!
Answered by hellz angel, 14 Nov '07 09:50 pm

 
  
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That sounds like a dubious statistic.

A lot of the oil burnt on QE2 supplies electrical power for the luxurious accommodation!

(And inertia would make the ship continue moving for tens of kilometers even if the engines were disconnected from the propr!)
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 14 Nov '07 11:01 pm

 
  
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