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Old 19th February 2012, 17:45
Aberdonian Aberdonian is offline  
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TES Helcion

[QUOTE=Shipbuilder; #16
I knew about diesel electric, but hadn't heard about turbine electric! Maybe that I just had not looked hard enough - was steam/electric common? It seems a number of T2s were built that way.

I sailed as third mate in the Shell tanker TES Helcion in 1959. Built by Swan Hunter in 1954 she was fitted with a turbo electric propulsion system.

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