Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

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Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

Post by steffen19k » Mon May 25, 2020 10:57 pm

I'm trying to find specs for Babcock & Wilcox, Bureau Express, and any other Boilers that were used in the US battleships from South Carolina (BB 26) to the Colorado class (BB 44) In addition to other specs for the Turbine Plants. As usual any help, including but not limited to places to find the answer is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time.
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Re: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

Post by OpanaPointer » Mon May 25, 2020 11:48 pm

Have you contacted the company? babcock.com

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Re: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

Post by steffen19k » Tue May 26, 2020 1:19 am

Well, I have but I don't have much hope, as the "contact us" page requires a bunch of corporate information, like which company you work for and other such details. That's why I came here, cuz if anyone knows anything about any of this, it'd be someone here.
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Re: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

Post by marcelo_malara » Tue May 26, 2020 8:15 pm

I think I have some in a series of articles or WI, what data are you looking for?

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Re: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

Post by steffen19k » Wed May 27, 2020 10:06 am

I was ultimately looking for the weight for an individual boiler and the final standing water capacity, and maybe some classifications of types.
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Re: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

Post by OpanaPointer » Wed May 27, 2020 10:25 am

history.navy.mil may have the original manuals available. If not inquire with the National Archives.

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Re: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

Post by Byron Angel » Fri May 29, 2020 2:38 pm

steffen19k wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:57 pm
I'm trying to find specs for Babcock & Wilcox, Bureau Express, and any other Boilers that were used in the US battleships from South Carolina (BB 26) to the Colorado class (BB 44) In addition to other specs for the Turbine Plants. As usual any help, including but not limited to places to find the answer is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time.
Hello Steffen,
I have two USN Annapolis textbooks ("Marine and Naval Boilers"), one from 1912 and the other from 1929. Both books mention the B&W Bureau Express by name, as well as various other types. Boiler design and functional differences between the types are described. General operation, care and feeding, are discussed in high detail. Unfortunately, neither book offers any physical details of the sort you seek directly related to the boilers themselves.

Byron

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Re: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

Post by OpanaPointer » Fri May 29, 2020 4:10 pm

OpanaPointer wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 10:25 am
history.navy.mil may have the original manuals available. If not inquire with the National Archives.
You may also find archives of BuShips records. Take food and leave a trail of bright pebbles. :cool:

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