Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. While other navies used highly refined burner oil, in the last stages of World War II the Imperial Japanese Navy was directly using high quality crude oil obtained from the captured East Indian colonial possessions of the Netherlands and France. While quite functional as a boiler fuel, this crude carried a hazard, as the lighter fractions had not been distilled out they formed highly flammable vapors within the warships' fuel tanks. This would often lead to a tank compartment explosion during battle should a shell penetrate the compartment or venting lines. Previously at Pacific War, since 30s period, Navy along Japanese Government, acquired German state manufacture license for installing the shale plant in Fushun, Manchukuo was perhaps capable of annual production of 200,000 tons of shale oil. The Imperial Japanese Navy also had an interest there in producing some diesel oil and gasoline, in low amounts, with some little shale extraction in Jehol province. Later such production was ampled with petrol pits recent acquired in Dutch Indies, French Indochina and Burma during wartimes.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Oliver Hazard Perry class is a class of frigates named after the American Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the hero of the naval Battle of Lake Erie. Also known as the Perry or FFG-7 class, the warships were designed in the United States in the mid-1970s as general-purpose escort vessels inexpensive enough to be bought in large quantities to replace World War II-era destroyers. Fifty-five ships were built in the United States: 51 for the United States Navy and four for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). In addition, eight were built in the Republic of China (Taiwan), six in Spain, and two in Australia for their navies. Former U.S. Navy warships of this class have been sold/donated to the navies of Bahrain, Egypt, Poland, and Turkey.