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by Ex-Nuke
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The supposed hit to Scharnhorst's boiler room
Replies: 31
Views: 14008

Re: The supposed hit to Scharnhorst's boiler room

Interesting ideas and a number of reasons for reduced propulsion power. However, I don't understand why it would be necessary to reduce speed to retain steerage. Ever. The faster you go, the more effective a given rudder is at maintaining course, right? A lot of that is dependent upon rudder locati...
by Ex-Nuke
Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The supposed hit to Scharnhorst's boiler room
Replies: 31
Views: 14008

Re: The supposed hit to Scharnhorst's boiler room

Greetings, I used to work with steam plants in the Navy. From what I am reading here it's seems that the Scharnhorse was having issues while answering flank bells. Here are some possibilities: Turbine over-speed trip: As simple as sending too much power to the turbines. Could be excacerbated by heav...