Experiences of a Multiple Gas Turbine Machinery in Fast Patrol Craft

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H. G. Hafström

Royal Swedish Navy, Chief Machinery Division, Naval Material Department, Material Administration of the Armed Forces, Stockholm, Sweden

J. Eng. Power 95(2), 124-131 (Apr 01, 1973) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3445698 History: Online July 14, 2010


The Swedish Spica-class torpedo boats have been in service now for some years. The experiences of the craft are reported good and some details are given in this paper of the results with the propulsion gas turbine, the gearing, the controllable pitch propeller, and the generator set gas turbine. Air intake problems in small craft are discussed as well as other problems connected with the multiple shaft installation.

Copyright © 1973 by ASME
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