- May 19, 2020
Does anybody know what the propeller effect or propeller walk would have been like on a triple screw Olympic-class ship like Titanic?
You heard wrong. They both ships worked the same way. The wing props worked independently of each other, and either or both could be reversed at any time. The turbine engine that turned the central propeller was used only when both wing engines were going ahead at 50 rpms or greater. Otherwise, it was stopped. There was no means for the central prop to be reversed.I heard somewhere Olympic could do that but Titanic not.