Paul L wrote:VoidSamukai wrote:The PBS hull was rated for 30 knots but could only reach 29.4 knots in ultra light trails. It seems adding bulges cost them a knot off the top speed. The rest was increased displacement from enlarging the superstructure/armaments, to meet the numerous roles demanded. Reportedly mid life plans included transom sterns and papered over hull form [AKA the Karlsruhe mod of the late 1930s].
The Panzerschiffe had only 56000 hp and a comparatively large hull. I suspect a Panzerschiff possessing 100 k hp could hit 30+ kn.