propulsion

  1. D

    Propulsion/steering system

    Hello everyone :) I have a question regarding the propeller system on the Titanic. I have been interested in Titanic for many years but I am not a sailor or a ship captain by any means. Now to my question. I am aware Titanic had 3 propellers, two main engines on the port and starboard side and...
  2. Doug Criner

    Time for reversing

    There have been earlier posts about the time required to reverse a reciprocating marine steam engine. It seems like a couple of minutes, depending upon various factors, but several more minutes to bring the ship to a dead stop. What do we know about the time between when the bridge watch...
  3. W

    Resistance and powering

    H&W did not have its own towing tank. (Aside from the Admiralty tank at Haslar, Deny's had the only one in the UK at the time.) Does anyone know whether model tests were conducted to estimate residuary resistance for the Olympic class? If not, how was resistance determined?
  4. W

    Book on Titanic Propulsion Plant

    Richard de Kerbrech, already a very familiar name to many Titanic buffs, has a new book out, Down Amongst the Black Gang: The World and Workplace of RMS Titanic's Stokers, published by History Press. Very much up to his usual standard.
  5. L

    How did they stop the Titanic's power and propulsion system?

    Hi, My apologies if this question has been raised elsewhere on this forum. For a Masters of Engineering project, I'm researching the strategies used for starting and stopping the Titanic. I've already found plenty of information about the start-up process, but haven't found much at all on...
  6. Jim Currie

    Titanic Engine running time from Noon on April 14th.

    The number of hours which Titanic's engines were running at full speed from Noon on April 14 to the moment she hit that iceberg and finally came to a halt is crucial to the understanding of Titanic's naviagtion errors i.e. why her wreck was found 12.5 miles short of her distress position. So...
  7. Scott Mills

    Titanic making way after collision

    Greetings all, I am a long time avid amateur Titanic historian. Well, not really, I do gobble up books on the subject but retain much less than I would like. In any regard, I was having a conversation with a friend, and fellow Titanic buff the other night about the centennial, which quickly...