A discussion of electric-drive propulsion systems is presented. Advantages of this type of propulsion system, among them the capability of unmanned operation, the establishment of a very short engine room thereby increasing the cargo-carrying capcity of the ship, and the inherent system flexibility, are all discussed. The various types of systems, from straight D.C. to the A.C.-rectified-to-D.C., and their features are also described. The controllability of this system, as well as a brief equipment review, are also presented in the article.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Business Press Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC19 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Ekstrom, T E
  • Publication Date: 1974-5-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 18-19
  • Serial:
    • Marine Week
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: IPC Business Press Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM