The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132293   Message #2994955
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
28-Sep-10 - 12:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: Titanic- sunk by mistake!
Subject: RE: BS: Titanic- sunk by mistake!
While a rudder is essential on a ship that uses screws, the rudder by itself (irrespective of size) doesn't do much, depending on the speed the ship is traveling. The screws run at high or low speed, in forward or reverse, and occasionally one run forward and one run in reverse will have a lot more turning effect, especially when the ship is almost stationary.