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    Iowa Class & Midway Class - Same Powerplant?

    I was browsing wikipedia tonight and noticed that they quote the Midway class carriers as having 212,000 hp engines, exactly the same figure as the Iowas. Did the Midways and Iowas share the same powerplant? It would make sense I guess seeing as they are both approximately the same displacement.

    Did any other ship classes share the same engines with the Iowas? Were the Montanas going to share the same powerplant as well? Also, I dont remember what their names were, but I believe there were two ships that each got half the powerplant of one of the uncompleted Iowas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eocoolj View Post
    I was browsing wikipedia tonight and noticed that they quote the Midway class carriers as having 212,000 hp engines, exactly the same figure as the Iowas. Did the Midways and Iowas share the same powerplant?
    I believe that's correct.

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    Also, I dont remember what their names were, but I believe there were two ships that each got half the powerplant of one of the uncompleted Iowas?
    That is definitely correct.

    The first two Sacramento-class fast combat support ships (Sacramento and Camden) each received half of USS Kentucky's power plant, giving them a top speed of 25 knots.
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    It would definatly seem expedient to use the same type of powerplant as the Iowas.
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    Welllll, when we replaced the propellers on the Missouri, one of them was stamped Essex class.

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    Are screws really machinery specific?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eocoolj View Post
    I was browsing wikipedia tonight and noticed that they quote the Midway class carriers as having 212,000 hp engines, exactly the same figure as the Iowas. Did the Midways and Iowas share the same powerplant? It would make sense I guess seeing as they are both approximately the same displacement.
    Let's see...... Iowa Class, 8 boilers and 4 main engines.

    Midway Class, 12 boilers and 4 main engines

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    Quote Originally Posted by eocoolj View Post
    I was browsing wikipedia tonight and noticed that they quote the Midway class carriers as having 212,000 hp engines, exactly the same figure as the Iowas. Did the Midways and Iowas share the same powerplant? It would make sense I guess seeing as they are both approximately the same displacement.
    thought Essex class were sub 30,000 ton hulls right around there empty depending on variant and construction while Iowas were 45,000 tons empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxor View Post
    thought Essex class were sub 30,000 ton hulls right around there empty depending on variant and construction while Iowas were 45,000 tons empty.

    Armour to stop 15 inch shells isn't light.
    Well, when we were first assigned the New Jersey in 1968 and again in 1981 BUSHIPS/NAVSEA reiterated the "fact" that the Battleship basic hull design and propulsion arrangement was based on the Essex class. I emphasize based because they are not exact copies in either dimensions or pump locations. But the porportions and arrangements (excluding the South Dakotas with the stacked boilers) are close enough to be considered second cousins if not kissing cousins.

    Also, don't forget all their keels were laid (with the exception of the Alabama) BEFORE WW II and the Midway didn't come into being until well AFTER the Battle of Midway.

    Therefore it may be more likely to compare that the Midway was based upon the Iowa (that was based upon a lengthened Essex).
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    "Broadway" Deck 3. As you can see contrary to numerous articles, comments and books she is in VERY good shape.
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    The overhead I beam and transition of the I beams.
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    Passageway to Broadway.
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    Engineering scuttles on Broadway. These would be used to escape the Engineering spaces in case of emergency after scaling an enclosed verticle ladder. Note how slim these scuttles are for broad shouldered men. PS sorry about the foot.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnought View Post
    "Broadway" Deck 3. As you can see contrary to numerous articles, comments and books she is in VERY good shape.
    She looked great when we were there early 2008
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    which Iowa are these pics from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eocoolj View Post
    which Iowa are these pics from?
    USS New Jersey
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