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Esoterica for the interested: Parsons Turbines of a WWI era US destroyer ...

Started by jcf, November 14, 2016, 03:36:41 PM

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From the book Steam Turbines: A Treatise Covering U.S. Naval Practice, G.J.Meyers, Lt. Cmndr. U.S.Navy,
USNI 1917

Loads of multi-page foldouts of sections through various types of turbines (Parson, Curtis etc.), reduction drives,
generating sets etc.

Gives you an idea of how complicated the support and operating systems were for steam power.

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Thanks Jon.
How were the boilers fired?
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Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on November 14, 2016, 03:36:41 PM

Gives you an idea of how complicated the support and operating systems were for steam power.

Does indeed. Thanks Jon
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So the boilers were fed by stokers?
It just seems a bit odd to me that men with shovels would (indirectly) feed turbines.  I suspect you will now tell me that no, it was not odd but was in fact standard practise for a long while.

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Seems they were a first and a last in terms of US destroyers:
First turbine powered, last coal-fired.
;D

And yes, the combination was not uncommon in that early 20th century transition period.
The RN Beagle-class (1908 programme) were coal-fired, although the RN was well
into oil-fired test programs and on their way to making oil standard.


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