Rudder-propellers use propeller thrust for steering, and, since they can be turned through 360 degrees, they give a high degree of maneuverability and control. This is particularly important for controlling small craft in difficult waters and for large ships carrying out delicate maneuvers in and around small ports. It is also possible to hold a craft stationary using 'dynamic position', i.e. automatic computerized rudder-propeller control. This is achieved by using two to four rudder-propellers or bow thrusters.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verein Deutscher Ingenieure Verlag GmbH

    Graf-Recke-Strasse 84, Postfach 1139
    4 Duesseldorf 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Dolberg, D
    • Huennermann, K
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 79-81
  • Serial:
    • Meersestechnik
    • Volume: 3 N
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Verein Deutscher Ingenieure Verlag GmbH

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM