Hello guys, I've started an ambitioious design project to create a national flagship for my home country of Canada, named MS CANADA of course Here are her main specifications: Tonnage: 40,000 GT+ Length: 860 ft overall, 825 ft waterline Beam: 93.5 ft hull, 94 ft extreme Displacement: 37,320 long tons normal (@ draft of 29.5 ft) Engine selection: diesel-generators with electric motors (possibly 4 shafts?) Horsepower: service - 67,400 shp (75,000 bhp); max (design) - 104,600 shp (116,500 bhp) Speed: 28 1/2 knots service, 33 knots maximum Passenger capacity: 1000+ Crew: estimated anywhere from 650-700 *This makes her the largest ever ship that will be designed and constructed in her homeland Canada, as well as the country's fastest ship in her merchant service. I intend to design/build this liner for real in the future. My question is what sort of arrangement of propulsion machinery would work best for this...I know I've selected diesel-generators/electric motors in a similar format to Oceanic III from 1928, but I seem to be confused on how many diesel-generating sets I will need for the horsepower I've calculated. Also splitting the power over 4 shafts compared to 2 would result in a more efficient system right? Considering the size of the ship (same length as HMS Hood) 4 shafts would most likely be a better option. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.