MARINE GAS TURBINES IN THE ROYAL NAVY 1978-1979

The gas turbine is rapidly becoming the dominant means of propulsion in surface ships of the Royal Navy, as more ships of existing classes are built and as new gas turbine ships come into service. The paper describes recent operating experience, and the introduction of the uprated RM1 C Tyne engine to service. The principles of upkeep, engine health monitoring, and life extension being followed by the Royal Navy are discussed. The paper includes a review of the progress of the development program for the SM1 A Marine Spey engine for ships of the Royal Navy in the 1980s.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For the 10-13 March 1980 Meeting.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Three Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Kingsland, J M
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00319495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 80-GT-103 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM