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Old 12th October 2012, 19:15
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Originally Posted by mullethunt View Post
I recall these ships having bow thrusters. Often when coming into Charleston one main or thruster or one main and thruster were not operational thus requiring escort to navigate the many turns to berth.
They had one bow thruster. Electrically driven (Wound rotor ? although required for starting not for contol which was variable pitch) if I have any more details I'll post them.
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