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by ADeblois
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Trial Displacements for Warships/Merchant Ships
Replies: 1
Views: 4532

Trial Displacements for Warships/Merchant Ships

Just another question regarding trial displacement of warships vs. merchant ships. I have been looking at different merchant ships and warships lately and have noticed that in their designs that are differences in the way that each type of ship will run its sea trials. Specifically, their different ...
by ADeblois
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Overload Shaft Horsepower
Replies: 4
Views: 5731

Re: Overload Shaft Horsepower

Thanks for the answer Byron Angel. Your answer is well written and makes complete sense. Although I sense "overload" power would be applicable only to warships, and not so much to merchant ships? The one exception I can think of is the passenger liner/troopship SS United States, which had a steam tu...
by ADeblois
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Overload Shaft Horsepower
Replies: 4
Views: 5731

Overload Shaft Horsepower

First off, what exactly is "overload" shaft horsepower?

Second, why would you want to force the engines above their "rated" horsepower for any length of time? Wouldn't it damage the engines meaning more repair?!?!?
by ADeblois
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Ship Design Help?
Replies: 0
Views: 5429

Ship Design Help?

Hello everyone, This is my first post on this forum. I am looking for some technical opinions on a ship I am working out right now (an ocean liner), named MS Canada, after my home nation. She is based off the famous SS United States. I am not quite sure if she entirely correct (dimension-wise, power...