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Re: North Carolina Class
By USN‘s definition anything over 25 knots is fast.
According to Dr. Friedman the North Carolina class was not very good at high speed & the vibration problem was never fully corrected.
One nice thing about modeling is you get to understand the ship. Until building the British Battlecruisers I never understood how those ships were closer to cruisers than battleships . A BC has thin lines, like a runner. A BB is thick, like a lineman from the NFL.
I've read tales that the Iowa class was only good for 31 knots flat out. They were not as fast as advertised. Bismarck was fast but only 30 knots at max. Ergo, There was no real true fast battleship.
There is protection, firepower, and speed in a battleship. You get two of the three.
Teething problems are not new. Read about the Skegs on the North Carolina/Washingtons in 1940. Nearly drove everyone nuts with all kinds of propellers and skegs until they finally got it right.
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