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Ocean class
In 1940, the British Government ordered 60 tramp steamships from American yards to replace war losses and boost the merchant fleet. This Ocean class were simple but fairly large (for the time) with a single coal-fired, 2,500 horsepower (1.9 MW) reciprocating engine of obsolete but reliable design. Britain specified coal plants because it had plenty of coal mines but no indigenous oil fields.

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