THE MARINE GAS TURBINE--THE UK PROVIDES A CASE STUDY IN TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

This report provides a review of the history of marine gas turbines (MGTs) as propulsors for the Royal Navy, and some of the technological extensions that now appear to be especially promising. Beginning with the Gatric engine in 1943, successive engines are described which, in 1967, provided the confidence necessary for the UK to opt for total MGT propulsion in future naval surface craft. The developments from 1967 onward are briefly summarized, and the current state-of-the-technology is described. Special attention is given to gas generators and their associated ducting systems for use aboard ship. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of Naval Research London (England)

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  • Authors:
    • Nunn, R H
  • Publication Date: 1977-2-25

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  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ONRL-R-1-77
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM