Looking at the ships that had or were planned to install these 12,000 hp diesel engines in Groner’s volumes, the Koenig and Kaiser both had hull depth amid ship of 12.18m with a second figure of 14.4m, which I assume is the height to the Casemate roof. Looking at the Derfflinger the depth figure amid ship is 14.75m and assuming the same height of the Casemate deck that puts the hull depth at ~ 12.5m. The same figure for the Seydlitz and Moltke are about 14.08m & 13.88m respectively So maybe they cannot , but the Derfflinger should have the height to install such diesels. The Mackensens had hull depth of 15m so should have no problem in the height measurement.
Looking back at the Kaiser class Groner reports the engine layout had 3+3 engine rooms attached to each of three shafts. The outer shafts had coal fired Turbine, while the central shaft was empty awaiting the installation of the diesel engine, which took up three engine rooms long! Since the other BB had similar engine layout of 3+3 engine rooms for each shaft, I assume installing them as planned would be little trouble. The Gross Kreuzers are different since they have 4 turbine sets each with only 2+2 rooms in length. But then there are boiler rooms behind this 2+2+0+2+2+2.
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on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:16 am, edited 1 time in total.
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