Propulsion systems, machinery, turbines, boilers, propellers, fuel consumption, etc.
Patrick van der Lans
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First of all I would like to say what a wonderfull site this is about a wonderfull ship. I'm searching for information on the engine noise Bismarck would have made.
I want to build a 1:100 model and the engine noise can't be missed in my opinion. I know Bismarck was driven by steam turbines fueled by oil. Could these engines sound something like the modern navy gas turbines.
This would be like a sissing noise (somewhat like a vacuumcleaner) with a low noise rumble added to the sound to account for all the heavy rotating parts of the engine.
Or am I wrong and how would Bismarck have sounded like in that case?
Patrick van der Lans.
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The sound of a ship when you're on deck is mostly the ventilation pumps and boiler intakes, plus various other pieces of equipment. I cannot recall actually hearing a ship when I wasn't on it?
José M. Rico
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Hello Patrick and welcome aboard,
This is an excerpt from an interview made to Bismarck survivor Bruno Rzonca
a few months before he passed away.
Interviewer: Could you hear the ship's engines running?
Bruno: The main engines were two decks below my station and I couldn't hear the engines running anywhere on the ship.
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