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Old 07-18-2008, 09:09 PM
Phillip Johnson Phillip Johnson is offline
 
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Ok Judy may have answered a new question that arose. Someone told me long ago the thruster was steam...which was difficult for me to beleive b/c knowing a little about engineering I couldn't imagine the propulsion type..turbine would use so much steam and another steam engine would require more space and crew when it was in use. I always assumed it was diesel but the steam claim did explain the steam always seen blowing out of her hull when landing or departing. Now with the fact the capstan is steam powered is brought to my attention.....is THIS the source of the steam exhaust blowing out of the bow as she is docking? The capstan would be in use at that point. It was nice to see the same capstan still adorned the bow of the King when i visited her, not sure if the bollards are original or recreations. I knew I'd come to the right place!
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