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Screw propeller

Building of the Great Eastern, view of stern and propeller.
View full size imageBuilding of the 'Great Eastern', view of stern and propeller. © NMM 
A form of wheel for propelling steam vessels. It is placed at the stern, and furnished with blades having helicoidal surfaces to act against the water in the manner of a screw.


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