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Another day in the ship's galley ...
« on: November 17, 2012, 02:45:09 pm »
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One of Coast Guard cutter Unalga's more extravagant shopping lists:

Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 20 pounds bread and 07 (seven) pound rolls; from CASELLAS ICE PLANT, 50 pounds ice; from MENDEZ MARTINEZ CO, 500 pounds Irish potatoes and 100 pounds onions; from PALICITA SAN JOSE, 30 pounds bananas, 450 pounds pork and beans, 50 pounds string beans, 100 pounds oranges, 60 pounds tomatoes, 30 pounds turnips; from MARCIAL FIGUEROA, 50 pounds carrots; from NAVAL AIR STATION on requisition number C-41-42, 196 pounds flour, 36 pounds crackers, 100 pounds coffee, 261 pounds evaporated milk, 105 pounds pork shoulder, 129 pounds veal leg, 78 pounds turkey, 106 pounds ham, 50 pounds frankfurters, 123 pounds canned pears, 180 pounds canned pineapple, 192 pounds jam, 100 pounds beans, 120 pounds corn, 123 pounds string beans, 93 pounds canned peas, 57 pounds spinach, 80 pounds tomatoes (canned), 60 pounds baking powder, 12 gallons salad oil, 200 pounds sugar, 4 pints vinegar, 120 pounds butter, 30 dozen eggs, 30 pounds milk, 10 pounds yeast, 167 pounds beef round, 100 pounds rice.




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Re: Another day in the ship's galley ...
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 08:23:17 pm »
Pear and banana crumble with custard anyone?

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Re: Another day in the ship's galley ...
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 08:49:33 pm »
Or pineapple upside down pudding?  (Also with custard of course)

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Re: Another day in the ship's galley ...
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 09:20:56 pm »
I've never bought milk by the pound.  If a pint of pure water weighs a pound and a quarter, how many pints of milk to 30 pounds?

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Re: Another day in the ship's galley ...
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2012, 10:40:18 pm »
I've never bought milk by the pound.  If a pint of pure water weighs a pound and a quarter, how many pints of milk to 30 pounds?

A gallon of pure water weighs 8.33 lbs.
So a pint would weigh 1.04 lbs. = 16.66 oz.
1 fluid ounce of water weighs 1.04 oz.

I kinda figure, the merchants/farmers who decided 1 fluid ounce equals 1 weight ounce were weighing either some good alcoholic beverage or cream-heavy milk, that had a density of 0.96 ;)

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I went looking, and milk is too complicated to weigh.  I'm guessing 30 lbs would be anything between 28 to 31 pints.

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from an agricultural school site - googling is fun!

The density of milk (g/mL) changes with temperature.
For example, the density of milk = 1.003073 - 0.000179t - 0.000368F + 0.00374N,
where t = temperature in degrees C; F = percent fat; and N = percent nonfat solids

« Last Edit: November 17, 2012, 10:53:31 pm by Janet Jaguar »

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Re: Another day in the ship's galley ...
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 08:18:34 am »
It's funny the way minds work, I can't easily work with American recipes giving 'cups' yet I know that my (old) tablespoon will give me 1oz flour heaped and 1 oz sugar flattened and regularly use it when baking.

Reading the entry I had no mental picture of whether the milk was a lot or a little and had to start working it out, first as you did with water and then wondering how cream -light- and protein, sugar and salts -heavy- interacted.  Of course, the milk wouldn't have kept for long because I doubt if it was pasteurised so the initial purchase was quite generous.

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Re: Another day in the ship's galley ...
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 08:39:22 am »
I thought it was probably powdered milk.
The quantity of milk that is delivered regularly from the dairy is given in gallons.

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Re: Another day in the ship's galley ...
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 08:50:41 am »
Yes, I was wondering about powdered - or canned (tinned ;)).
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Re: Another day in the ship's galley ...
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 10:16:03 am »
Going metric (so much easier  ;))...
1 litre of water weighs approximately 1 kilogram
1 litre of milk weighs approximately 1.03 kilogram

I'll leave it up to you to convert this to (either American or British) cups, quarts, pints, gallons, teaspoons, ounce, oz, lbs, stones and what have you ;D

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Re: Another day in the ship's galley ...
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2012, 12:29:28 pm »
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0139_cr2_to_jpg/b0139_118_1.jpg

A possible explanation: included on this day's list is 261 pounds milk evaporated (plus the inevitable 21/2 gallons of ice cream).  ;D

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Re: Another day in the ship's galley ...
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2012, 01:24:14 pm »
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plus the inevitable 21/2 gallons of ice cream

They'll soon stop taking ice-cream (as well as recording "position when relieved" on each watch change while at sea) :-\ :'(
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Re: Another day in the ship's galley ...
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2013, 03:53:05 pm »
Thetis - Feb 1887

following stores 30.5 bbls* pork, 14.5 bbls beef, 4 bbls vinegar, 4 bbls molasses, 14 kegs pickles**

Received the following stores in Pay. Dept. 38 boxes of Coffee, 12 boxes of Tomatoes, 10 boxes of butter, 4 bbls rice; 10 bbls of Flour.

Received in Paymasters. Department. 17 bbls Granulated Sugar. 12 half bbls split peas, 9 bbls beans, 5 half bbls bacon.

Received in Pay Dept. 6 Kegs of bacon, 29 boxes of canned vegetables, 20 boxes oatmeal, 21 boxes preserved meat; 5 boxes of tea, 11 boxes bacon, 4 boxes cranberry sauce, 2 boxes evaporated peaches, 3 boxes evaporated apples.

4 bbls bread



*bbl.
abbr. barrel - http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bbl.

** pickle
   1.   A solution of salt and water, in which fish, meat, etc., may be preserved or corned; brine.
   2.   Any article of food which has been preserved in brine or in vinegar. - http://www.webster-dictionary.net/definition/pickle

« Last Edit: April 19, 2013, 03:54:40 pm by Randi »

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Re: Another day in the ship's galley ...
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2013, 04:07:19 pm »

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Re: Another day in the ship's galley ...
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2013, 03:31:34 pm »
Thetis: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol004of024/vol004_069_1.jpg

Received in Equipment Dept. :-
..., 1 fish kettle, 1 kneading trough, 1 soapstone griddle, 1 cleaver,
1 cook's knife + fork, 1 iron spoon, 1 pastry board, 6 baking cups,
1 copper tea kettle, 1 iron -do- 2 frying pans, 2 sauce pans, 5 pie
plates, 1 collender, 1 sieve, 1 strainer, 1 cake lifter, 1 chopping knife
1 dredge box, 1 dish pan, 1 iron griddle, 1 baking pan, 1 roasting pan,
1 iron pot, 1 waffle iron, 1 dust brush, 1 knife box, 1 gridiron
1 wire griddle, 1 steamer, 1 chopping board, 1 rolling pin, 1 frying
pan, 1 knife board, 1 coffee mill, ...

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Re: Another day in the ship's galley ...
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2013, 03:42:41 pm »
They sound ready for any culinary challenge with all that lot!