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Section patrol craft

A Section Patrol Craft was a civilian vessel registered by the United States Navy for potential wartime service before and shortly after World War I. In 1916, with World War I raging abroad, the U. S. Navy began a registry of owned pleasure craft and yachts that were available for patrol service in the event the United States was drawn into the conflict, which it entered on 6 April 1917. "Section Patrol" numbers were assigned in a series beginning with SP-1 and extending to well over 4000. As the registration process continued, other types of ships and craft were included which were not suited or intended for patrol duty and for which the "Section Patrol" designation was inappropriate, these were given "Identification" numbers in the same series as the "SP" numbers. In addition, some vessels that were numbered with an "SP" prefix before 1918 had that prefix changed to "ID". Many of the ships and craft assigned SP or ID numbers had no Navy service, while others that were acquired and employed by the Navy received no numbers.

The registry, the SP/ID number series, was continued at least into the early 1920s, with new numbers being assigned to ships completed or examined after World War I ended on 11 November 1918. The latter category included some ships that served in the Navy without SP or ID numbers between 1917 and 1919; the SP and ID registry numbers were not U. S. Navy "hull numbers," which would not be formally adopted until 17 July 1920. However, like hull numbers, the SP and ID numbers were used for record-keeping purposes and were painted on the exterior of vessels to facilitate identification, they can therefore be considered precursors of the U. S. Navy hull number system still in use today. World War I Section Patrol and Identification Number Series This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Naval History and Heritage Command

CCE Wakefield

CCE Wakefield is a large soft drinks factory in West Yorkshire owned by Coca-Cola Enterprises UK. It was built in 1989 at the Wakefield 41 Business Park in Outwood. From the five years after 2009, Coca-Cola invested over £100m in the plant, £240m had been invested at the site before 2009; the main office of CCEP is in Milton Keynes. The site was visited by David Cameron, when Prime Minister, in 2010 and June 2014. Coca-Cola has six factories in the UK; the site produces 6,000 cans of soft drinks per minute, 100 per second, up to 2,200 PET bottles a minute. The factory can produce 40,000 PET bottles an hour. Next door is a factory of Rexam, that produces the metal cans; the plant sources its water from the nearby Ardsley Reservoir, 1.2 miles to the west. It is situated on the north of the Wakefield 41 industrial estate, next to the M1 motorway, about 0.62 miles from junction 41. It is about 980 feet west of the East Coast Main Line; the site has an area the size of 16 football pitches, but when aggregated with the company's own solar farm, the footprint covers 33 football pitches.

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