INSTALLATION PRIORITIES YACHTS VS FERRIES VS GUNBOATS

Gas turbines under 5000 hp in size used for main propulsion in smaller vessels (under 200 ft), eventually find themselves installed in a variety of craft: pleasure craft, commercial craft, and military craft. Although the engines, and sometimes the propulsion, are the same, they will enjoy (or suffer) considerable differences in installation features due to the use of and owner of the vessel. The similarity of a 100-ft yacht, ferry or gunboat as regards the installation priorities of the turbine propulsion system generally ends at the length of the ship. This paper will use several recently delivered vessels, under construction programs and newly designed craft as examples to provide installation background data which might guide in future considerations of turbines for these different vessel types.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at ASME Meeting 12-15 March 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Lauriat, T B
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00324685
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME 79-GT-118
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM