UNIQUE PROPULSION SYSTEM DRIVES GYPSUM TRANSPORTATION'S NEW BULK CARRIER

A steam turbine of only 8500 shaft horsepower powers a new 18,150-dwt bulk carrier, the Gypsum King. The Gypsum King is unique in that a controllable-pitch propeller is used in conjunction with the geared steam turbines. Both turbine speed and propeller pitch are controlled from the bridge with a single-level combination. This article provides details on the bridge control unit, boilers, unloading equipment, electrical power and coatings used for the vessel.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 76-78
  • Serial:
    • Marine Engineering/Log
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
    • ISSN: 0732-5460

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM