A description and explanation of the Voith-Schneider propulsion system, used mainly for tugboats, river steamers, dredges and other type of craft requiring manuverability, is presented. Accidents common to conventional tugs, such as "girting" and being "run-down" are explained, and the manner in which the Voith-Schneider system overcomes these problems is also explained. Applications of this system to engineering projects is also explained in the article.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Foxlow Publications Limited

    19 Harcourt Street
    London W1H 2AX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BAIN, J
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

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  • Accession Number: 00050957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM