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by steffen19k
Wed May 27, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

I was ultimately looking for the weight for an individual boiler and the final standing water capacity, and maybe some classifications of types.
by steffen19k
Tue May 26, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

Well, I have but I don't have much hope, as the "contact us" page requires a bunch of corporate information, like which company you work for and other such details. That's why I came here, cuz if anyone knows anything about any of this, it'd be someone here.
by steffen19k
Mon May 25, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

I'm trying to find specs for Babcock & Wilcox, Bureau Express, and any other Boilers that were used in the US battleships from South Carolina (BB 26) to the Colorado class (BB 44) In addition to other specs for the Turbine Plants. As usual any help, including but not limited to places to find the an...
by steffen19k
Mon May 11, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Prinz Eugen bow trim tank?
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Prinz Eugen bow trim tank?

Thanks for the info. I'll make sure it gets disseminated properly.
by steffen19k
Sun May 10, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Prinz Eugen bow trim tank?
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Prinz Eugen bow trim tank?

Highlighter.jpg So on one of my other forums, this picture surfaced. No one seems to know what it is, but I'm guessing it has something to do with keeping the boat from pitching wildly in a storm... I've highlighted it as follows: Red open to sea. Green: part of the tube closed by valve. Purple: Fr...
by steffen19k
Sun May 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Need help with WW2 Torpedo performance.
Replies: 11
Views: 1747

Need help with WW2 Torpedo performance.

I'm playing World Of Warships and i've gotten into an argument about how torps work in the game vs. how they worked in reality. I've posted the remarks that have driven me to start this topic, and I'm looking for all the help I can get. Please note that I would like to use the information here to po...
by steffen19k
Sat May 11, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion
Replies: 44
Views: 25486

Re: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion

Thank you, Alberto. That is a huge help in visualizing the setup.

Of course now that you've posted it, I've only got more questions, but isn't that par for the course? :D

Now I'm off to try and formulate a question more directly related to the topic at hand. (Or create a new topic)

Cheers.
by steffen19k
Fri May 10, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion
Replies: 44
Views: 25486

Re: Bismarck Alternate Propulsion

Sort of an aside, but I hope its still in the main vein of the discussion. Does anyone have any blueprints or schematics of the Wagner Boilers that the Bismarck used? I've seen plenty of pictures of LaMont boilers and such, but there hasn't been much clarity of the difference between the Wagner and ...
by steffen19k
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: HMS Hood & USS Arizona Magazine Explosions
Replies: 66
Views: 21717

Re: HMS Hood & USS Arizona Magazine Explosions

Here's another interesting magazine explosion: HMS Barham. She was torpedoed, & in her sinking her magazines exploded. It's been attributed to her 4 in AA ammunition touching off the 15 inch magazines. It would seem 4 inch ammo The video of the explosion is quite clearly caught on film, and the Inqu...
by steffen19k
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Battleship Vanguard Armor
Replies: 65
Views: 66052

Re: Battleship Vanguard Armor

What do you mean by "underneath her" ? Torpedoes that come up vertically and hit the ship exactly at her maximum draft ? The most devastating torpedoes are those designed to pass beneath the target and explode some meters below the keel triggered by the magnetic field. In addition to the shock wave...
by steffen19k
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Battleship Vanguard Armor
Replies: 65
Views: 66052

Re: Battleship Vanguard Armor

My question was more about the survivability of Vanguards structure against the weapons. could she survive a spread of 4 torpedoes blowing up underneath her? Her broad flat double hull near the keel seems to be her weakest point in the grand scheme of things, a hold over from the days where her only...
by steffen19k
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Battleship Vanguard Armor
Replies: 65
Views: 66052

Re: Battleship Vanguard Armor

Well, I'm back after a somewhat long hiatus. I guess what I'm curious about in all this is the idea of influence detonations. I know both the US and the Germans tinkered with magnetic detonators that were meant to permit the torpedo to blow up UNDERNEATH the vessel and break its back, at which point...
by steffen19k
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: What is a depression rangefinder, who used it, and where?
Replies: 2
Views: 6101

Re: What is a depression rangefinder, who used it, and where

Actually, Mr. Rather, that is everything I was looking for to explain it.

Thank you very much.
by steffen19k
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: What is a depression rangefinder, who used it, and where?
Replies: 2
Views: 6101

What is a depression rangefinder, who used it, and where?

I found this thing on one of my ebay walkthroughs, which I do when I'm bored and I'm looking for something to give me something to chew on. This one just took me aback by a mile or so. Any information that anyone would be willing to scare up on it would be greatly appreciated, so I can understand it...
by steffen19k
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Looking for an instruction manual...
Replies: 1
Views: 6217

Looking for an instruction manual...

So, as of late, I am the proud owner of a Soviet ZDN-1 Stereoscopic Rangefinder. Unfortunately, among the list of missing items in the box, was the instruction manual.

Anyone one know where I could find an instruction manual for it???

Many thanks in advance.