Service experience with the gas turbine powered roll-on/roll-off ship, Adm. Wm. Callaghan is reviewed. Experience with the reversing reduction gears has been entirely satisfactory with only minor modifications having been made to venting and control systems. There has been no malfunction and no evident clutch wear. The reversing gear has proven to be a highly satisfactory means for maneuvering under any conceivable situation and provides exceptionally fast response. It is planned that equipment will be installed to permit operation with a heavier distillate fuel to provide more economical operation. No modifications to the internal gas turbine fuel system will be required; all additions will be heating and purifying equipment external to the gas turbines. It is anticipated that coalescent filters and some final fuel filters may be added to the system to ensure removal of the fine particulate matter which continues to appear in the fuel. Economics are assessed from the viewpoints of main machinery costs, building costs and engine overhaul costs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Technical Publications Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    London,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1970-4-3

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  • Accession Number: 00015352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1972 12:00AM