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 The stern of HMS Warrior under construction at the Thames Ironworks.

 The stern of HMS Warrior under construction at the Thames Ironworks.
The stern of HMS Warrior under construction at the Thames Ironworks.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2660
Description: The engine of the 'Warrior' drove a single screw by means of a long propeller shaft, running beneath the lower deck and aft magazine to the stern. The twin-blade propeller was large and when the ship was under sail its drag would slow the 'Warrior' down. To overcome this problem, a mechanism was built that allowed the propeller to be lifted out of the water and up into the stern.
Creator: 'Illustrated Times'
Date: 5 Jan 1861
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.
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