Originally Posted by airborne_artist
A new generation of 37,000-tonne tankers have been ordered for the Royal Navy fleet, the MoD announced today. The new Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) tankers will maintain the Royal Navy’s ability to refuel at sea and will provide fuel to warships and task groups.
At over 200 metres long, the four tankers will be approximately the same length as 14 double decker buses
and can pump enough fuel to fill two Olympic sized swimming pools
in an hour.
You couldn't make it up.
Oh, they did
Mind you given the drought could they get a tanker in time to dump a load of sea water in the pools? That would play havoc with the Olympic swimming records. Now there's a thought, is there a standard chemical mix for Olympic pools?