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Note: you can have an efficient plant but still get poor consumption because of the hull shape.
It would be interesting to compare fuel consumption curves at various speeds to see if the main propulsion plants varied in efficiency. I think Whitney who mentioned that German steam plants suffered from poorish efficiency despite high steam pressures and temps.
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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