sineatimorar wrote:Other than the US Navies use of turbo-electric plants, why was Diesel / Electric propulsion not used more in major warship designs between 1936 - 1944 ?
Issues that I have researched so far that may have limited the use of this type?
For what reason did the USN discontinue the use of turbo/electric type?
Phase & Frequency issues in AC units when varying motor speed.?
Availability of copper and any fallbacks replacing copper with Aluminum?
The need to convert DC to AC for other hip boardship requirements?
Failure of RM to follow up it's research with merchant ship experiments?
Can anyone expand on and enlighten on this subject?
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