Feeding British Fleet, Daily Racing Form, 1918-08-30


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FEEDING BRITISH FLEET The task of feeding our sailors is an immense one Everything that concerns their personal wants is in the hands of the Victualing Department of the Navy NavyFrom From the principal victualing yard a large part of the fleet is fed and clothed A few figures show ¬ ing the turnover at this yard alone will indicate the character of the supply The issue of sugar last year was 23000000 pounds tea 3500000 and chocolate 2500000 pounds The weight of jam supplied was 5200000 pounds rasins 1067000 pounds marrowfat peas 4000000 pounds tinned salmon 2400000 pounds and rabbit 1300000 pounds Condensed milk issued from the principal yard reached in 1917 a total of 0500000 pounds poundsThe The navy rum is famous and the rum is sup ¬ plied from this yard for army use in the trenches The total issued in 1917 was 1000000 gallons In a single year tha issue of leaf and strin tobacco amounts to 3K0000 pounds and of manufactured tobacco 2500000 pounds making together 5500000 pounds poundsAs As to meat the principal victualing yard sup ¬ plied 5200000 pounds of preserved meat and salt pork in 1917 but there are great additional meat supplies at the other wards locally provided Thus the ICayol William Yard at Devonport snnnlied in 1917 over 4000000 pounds of fresh and fi Fresh vegetables at this port in 1917 weic pounds TitBits

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