Pr.Eugen wrote:In "British, Soviet, French and Dutch Battleships of World War II" by W.Garzke & R.Dulin - 27,5 knots at 112930 hp (42530 t)
May be in Wiki we see data from the project alternatives...
alecsandros wrote:dunmunro wrote:
PoW's log also recorded speeds of 29.1 knots just prior to intercepting Bismarck, and I have posted the excepts on this board.
We know about that Duncan.
But what about Howe's 29.5 ?
alecsandros wrote:Wikipedia Howe page has:
speed: 29.5 knots (55 km/h)
Any idea where this comes from ?
alecsandros wrote:dunmunro wrote: ...Of course late war, with higher displacements, and in tropical waters these speeds would not be achievable.
Howe displaced more than the previous KGVs. But maybe some modifications were done to the machinery .. ?
dunmunro wrote:There were some minor machinery variations between Anson, Howe and the first 3 KGVs, but I suspect that Howe's lower trials speeds are also a function of the poorer quality fuel the RN was using in 1942.
alecsandros wrote:dunmunro wrote:There were some minor machinery variations between Anson, Howe and the first 3 KGVs, but I suspect that Howe's lower trials speeds are also a function of the poorer quality fuel the RN was using in 1942.
That's very probable.
I never understood why the RN was using lower quality fuel though ?
alecsandros wrote:It's OT, but we're having the discussion about kamikaze's on the hypothetical engagements:
Do you have some info about the way Howe and Anson AA batteries performed in the Pacific ? I would expect them to be quite good, with all the improvements received in 1943-1944...
Also, a comparison between USN battleships AA effectiveness and RN battleship AA effectiveness would be very interesting...
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