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RMS Gigantic

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Some data from Titanic's sea trials
« on: November 26, 2008, 04:45:02 »

http://www.titanic-titanic.com/titanic_sea_trials.shtml

Two pieces of data from the 5th and 6th paragraphs of that page of titanic-titanic.com:

When Titanic was traveling at 20 knots, her wheel was turned hard over. Titanic traveled 3,850 yards (3,520.44 meters) (11,550 feet) in the resulting circle.

When having her engines in full reverse, it took her 850 (777.24 meters) (2550 feet) yards to come to a complete stop.

Just some Titanic information that I thought could be of use.
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Agent|Austin

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Re: Some data from Titanic's sea trials
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008, 04:48:06 »

Thanks for the information, I assume this answers some questions earlier on how long it takes for the titanic to stop. Was is common practice to stop a ship in full reverse? I know our jet boat says DO NOT USE REVERSE TO AID STOPPING
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RMS Gigantic

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Re: Some data from Titanic's sea trials
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008, 04:55:17 »

Thanks for the information, I assume this answers some questions earlier on how long it takes for the titanic to stop. Was is common practice to stop a ship in full reverse? I know our jet boat says DO NOT USE REVERSE TO AID STOPPING
Most likely an emergency procedure, not to mention that Titanic is so large that she can not stop as fast as a tiny little jet boat!
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Re: Some data from Titanic's sea trials
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008, 04:57:46 »

Ok. I was just wondering. Do modern cruise ships use reverse trust to stop, non emergency. Or do they only use reverse thrust for positioning.
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RMS Gigantic

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Re: Some data from Titanic's sea trials
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008, 05:03:50 »

Ok. I was just wondering. Do modern cruise ships use reverse trust to stop, non emergency. Or do they only use reverse thrust for positioning.
I am no expert, but I'd imagine that reverse thrust is used for emergency stops, as I would think that the ship's route is planned out enough where the ship can coast to a stop.
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Re: Some data from Titanic's sea trials
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2008, 05:12:03 »

That makes sense, with minimal reverse trust for docking I would assume.

Anyway back to topic.
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Re: Some data from Titanic's sea trials
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2008, 02:51:25 »

Thats some Perty data you got there *Drool-drool* ;D
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