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I have looked through the profiles and deck plan and do not see the thrust block for the turbine's center shaft. I see the main engine thrust blocks plainly marked. The turbine must have a thrust block especially being a very sensitive piece of hardware. Usually the thrust block isn't built into the turbine casing itself but if it is that would be a new design element to me.

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The thrust block was forward of the turbine but within the housing. It was much less massive than the reciprocating engine blocks as it had only to take load in one direction and the backward force of the steam on the turbine blades was calculated to reduced this loading.