Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Maritime News

Ship Photos of the Day – MAN’s New Alpha Kappel Fixed Pitch Propeller

The 58,500 DWT Supramax bulk carriers Elsabeth C and Mirela show off their shiny new MAN Alpha Kappel fixed pitch propellers, marking the first commercial application for the new MAN...

September 29, 2015
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Friday, August 29, 2014

First Carbon Fiber Main Propeller Installed On a Merchant Ship

Classification society ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller Co. this week announced the world’s first installation of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller on the main propulsion system of a merchant vessel.

August 29, 2014
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
adjustable bolted propeller
Engineering News

What Are Adjustable Bolted Propellers?

An adjustable bolted propeller, like the one pictured above for Britain’s new QE-class aircraft carrier, feature fixed-pitch blades which are installed on the hub after machining, as compared to the...

May 13, 2014
Total Views: 66

Monday, March 17, 2014

PHOTOS: Loading the World’s Largest Containership Propeller

The world's largest-diameter containership propeller was loaded onto a ship at the Port of Hamburg this weekend bound for a South Korean shipyard from it's German manufacturer.

March 17, 2014
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
gerald r ford propeller
Engineering News

SPOTD: 30-Ton Propellers Installed on the Gerald R. Ford

Workers at Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) tension the bolts that will keep the 30-ton bronze propeller affixed to one of the 4 shafts protruding from the hull of the U.S....

October 3, 2013
Total Views: 284