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Re: Fuel consumption figures for BBs
One of my favorite books is Battleship design and development 1905 to 1945 by Norman Friedman. It basically a "how to" book on designing a battleship and has chapters on each major component of a battleship including machinery. While no such chart like you want exists that I am aware of this book gives lots of insight into the relative efficiency of designs. For instance, how the auxiliaries were powered had an effect on the fuel consumption of a ship.
Are there books/articles with comparison of main propulsion plants efficiencies say South Dakota vs. Bismarck vs. KGV vs. Richelieu at various speeds?
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