The battleship Bismarck had a steam propulsion plant that amounted to only 9% of the ship's weight. Within the ships boilers, fuel oil was burned and feed water heated, thus producing steam. This steam reached very high pressure and was then delivered to the
11/05/1999 · BOILER ROOMS TEXAS was the last US battleship with coal fired boilers. In 1910, when TEXAS was being designed, the 14inch guns were cutting edge technology but fueling the boilers with coal was antiquated. The Navy was transitioning from coal
The battleship was Germany's largest warship, and displaced more than any other European battleship, with the exception of HMS Vanguard, commissioned after the
Richelieu-class battleship: Displacement: Standard: 37,250 long tons (37,850 t) Full load: 43,992 long tons (44,698 t) Length: 247.85 m (813 ft 2 in) Beam: 33.08 m (108 ft 6 in) Draft: Full load: 9.9 m (32 ft 6 in) Installed power: 6 × Indret Sural boilers; 155,000 shp (116,000 kW) Propulsion: 4
Installed power: 110,000 shp (82,000 kW) Propulsion: 8 Admiralty 3-drum small-tube boilers; 4 sets Parsons geared turbines; Speed: 28.3 knots (52.4 km/h; 32.6 mph) Range: 15,600 nmi (28,900 km; 18,000 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) Complement: 1422 (1941) Sensors and processing systems: Type 281 air warning radar; Type 273 surface warning radar; Type 284 radar.
The battleship had four sets of Kampon geared steam turbines, each of which drove one propeller shaft. The turbines were designed to produce a total of 150,000 shaft horsepower (110,000 kW), using steam provided by 12 Kampon water-tube boilers, to give her a maximum speed of 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph).