I just ran my calculator. I'm using your 512,000 tons (tonnes??) of steel as a numerator.nebelwerferXXX wrote:To convert these ships into U-boats:nebelwerferXXX wrote:The core of the Plan Z was 512,000 tons of steel.
6 H-Class battleships, Bismarck, Tirpitz and 5 heavy cruisers = 300 more U-boats
For a denominator I chose the 769 tons surface displacementof the Type VIIC. I'm ignoring the proportion of the mass that is not due to raw steel, but whatever...
That gives me a result of 665 (+) U-Boats forfeited to build the monsters, rather than 300.
Just wondering why?