Why use turbine engines in ships?

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  1. missinginaction
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    Presented without comment.

     
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    Very good discussion of a complex subject.
     
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    During JZ's presentation he talks about diesel engines that make 10's of thousands of horsepower being the size of the entire workshop there at S&S turbines. It got me thinkin' if I could find some footage of one. Well, here it is along with some other interesting engines of massive size.

     

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    So just to give perspective, that Wartsila 96 has a piston diameter of 960mm (38in) and a stroke of 2.5m (8.2ft). This is the tradeoff ... space vs weight as SPC (and SPC including LO consumption) to DHP is very close.
     
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