CRITICS IN A SPIN OVER FLETTNER'S SHIPS

Flettner rotors are tall, spinning cylinders mounted on a ship's deck, which were invented in the early 1920s by Anton Flettner, a German naval engineer, and has since fallen into oblivion, although they proved to be a reliable form of wind propulsion during several years of full operation at sea. This way of extracting power from the wind at sea could to-day supplement a ship's principal engines, with the subsequent savings in energy.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • New Scientist, 97, No.1348 <1983>, p.656 <March> (4 pp., 3 diag., 2 graphs, 2 phot.)
  • Authors:
    • Seufert, W
    • Seufert, U
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684263
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM