Germany in 1912: Images 271 to 275

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The propeller of a steamer. - The propellers of the "Kronprinzessin Cecilie" measure about 14 meters in diameter and have a respectable weight of 36,000 kg.

The experimental basin. - In this basin paraffin models are in turn placed in the water and weighted down to the required depth.

The train rolling on rails above the water surface carries with it the model, uses the apparatus for which it is provided, records the resistance, the speeds and the differences by immersion.

The "Kronprinzessin Cecille" measures 215 meters long and 21 meters wide and has a displacement of 28,000 tons: its strength is 46,000 horsepower. At present, the "Norddeutscher Lloyd" has under construction the "Columbus" which will exceed 35,000 tons.

The yacht "Walküre". - The Hamburg maritime fleet includes 1,320 ships with a total tonnage of nearly two million tonnes, a large part of which comes from sailboats.


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