Electrical Plant
Generators Bismarck Tirpitz
500 kW 8 (2 plants x 4 generators) 8 (2 plants x 4 generators)
690 kW (turbo) 10 (2 plants x 5 turbogenerators) 10 (2 plants x 5 turbogenerators)
460 kW 1 1
400 kVA AC 1 1
550 kVA AC (diesel) 1 1
The Type MWM RS 38 diesel motor (numbered 170093 in Bismarck and 170094 in Tirpitz) in the plant was a 6-cylinder fourstroke motor of 300 mm cylinder diameter and 380mm piston stroke, running at 600 rpm for 460 ehp. A 20% overload to 550 ehp was possible for half an hour.
The generators (Type P23 FA925 10 Spec. BZ in Bismarck and Type P23 FA925/10+RP 91 sp. in Tirpitz) were manufactured by Garbe-Lohmeyer.