While conventional electric ship propulsion systems are considered to have a number of advantages, the weight and size of high-powered electric motors, together with cost considerations, have generally precluded them from marine propulsion systems except in the case of some special-purpose vessels. The advent of the high power-density superconductive motor, however, promises to bring to the marine engineer the many advantages of electric propulsion without the earlier disadvantages. A few advantages of superconductive electric propulsion systems are given, and an experimental machine, with its cooling system and compressor design, is also described.

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    • Paper presented at Applied Superconductivity Conference at Annapolis, Maryland, May 1970.
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    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Fox, G D
    • Hatch, B D
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

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  • Accession Number: 00043989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM