Marine Propulsion :: Gas Turbine - Diesel

Record breaking Destriero - driven through SSS Clutches by Gas Turbines & Diesels.

SSS Clutches can be used for automatic changeovers between Gas Turbine drive and Diesel drive (CODOG) or can be used with a two speed diesel gearbox to allow combined operation of both Diesel and Gas Turbine (CODAG).

The vessel shown is the Destriero which beat the transatlantic crossing speed record in 1992. The 67-metre, gas turbine powered vessel averaged 53.1 knots during a passage from New York to England.

At high speed the Destriero is driven by three LM1600 gas turbines through separate reduction gearboxes, driving pump jets. For lower speed operation diesels can drive the vessel and automatic changeover between diesel and is achieved by the use of SSS Clutches in the Renk-Tacke gearboxes.

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