It's a pod revolution

AuthorsHenk Valkhof and Frans Quadvlieg
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 71
Date1 Sep 2000
Reading time3 minutes

In recent times podded propulsors (pods) have more or less completely replaced the conventional exposed shaft configurations on nearly all cruise liners recently built or being still under construction. And now they are appearing on many other ship types. Henk Valkhof and Frans Quadvlieg review work currently underway at MARIN for the Co-operative Research Ships (CRS) project focusing on cutting edge pod technology.


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