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Hmmm, that stern design with outboard shafts housed in structural skegs and extending abaft of inboard shafts was unique amongst battleships and considered by the USN to provide better protection to the shafts and propellers, at least against contact torpedos.Throd wrote: You cannot help but wonder at the effect of a lucky torpedo, especially on the upper photo.
Chuck731 wrote:Enterprise CVN-65 has 4 rudders and 4 shafts.FreshAirSnipe wrote: Was there ever a CV/CVN with 4 rudders? (one per shaft) The photos above reminded me of doing a model as a youngster that had equal number of rudders and screws, could have been an error on the part of the model company though.
Cruise Book - USS Enterprise CVN-65: Mediterranean Cruise 1999
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
USS ENTERPRISE CVN-65
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