The new C-type steering gear designed by Mitsubishi for small vessels such as patrol boats, work boats and trawlers, is said to offer advantages in weight, compactness and economy. Stimulated by reduced demand for large vessels, MHI's Nagasaki works decided to develop a double-acting piston type steering gear, using a constant delivery pump, specially aimed at the smaller ship market and with a competitive price. The main features of the C-type gear are claimed to be: High reliability and durability: a simple vane type constant delivery pump withstands high pressure and provides high durability. Easy maintenance: minimal number of parts, simple construction and cartridge type oil pump promise easy maintenance. Flexibility of arrangement: the use of a direct control system with solenoid valve makes the power unit, hunting lever and so on unnecessary--therefore the steering gear can be mounted in any location desired. Easy installation: compact design, minimal weight and a spherical bearing in the cylinder support, ease centering of the cylinder and mounting. The first order was placed by the Japanese Maritime Security Agency for installation of the equipment on its eight 1,000 ton displacement partol boats due to be completed at the end of last year. Further contracts involved steering gear installations for five cargo ships, all less than 30,000 tonnes d.w.

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  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Accession Number: 00189912
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: IPC Industrial Press Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM