A New Brake For Battleships

20th February 2013, 19:09
Interesting in the New York Paper of 1910

click on this to read: http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9C01E6DD1530E233A25752C0A9639C946196D6CF

21st February 2013, 00:23
good morning cshortridge73.i have just read your post re;new brakes for battleships,it seems like a good idea,is it practiced in anyway today.the large passenger boats would find them usefull?.thanks for an interesting post.ben27

21st February 2013, 12:15
As far as I know it is not in use in today's nautical world, but I'll have to say I am no where near being up to date on the mechanical operation of vessels.

John Rogers
21st February 2013, 14:47
Some aircraft use the same method called air brakes,they deploy from the side of the fuselage,one aircraft I flew in the Mohawk had them.

21st February 2013, 17:50
I hope they shouted a "Hear This" over the Tannoy before deploying them as I would think the Sick Bay could become rather full.

22nd February 2013, 15:10
My immediate thought is the stabilisers attached to the liners in the 30s onwards. Besides stabilising the ship could if rotated up or down slow the ship although with less effect.