Rowen, Alan L. Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, Glen Cove, New York.
- Factors in engine selection
- Diesel engines
- Steam turbines
- Gas turbines
- Mechanical reduction gears
- Electric drive
- Control arrangements
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
An engine that propels a waterborne vessel. In all except the smallest boats, the engine is but part of an integrated power plant, which includes auxiliary machinery for propulsion engine support, ship services, and cargo, trade, or mission services. Marine engines in common use are diesel engines, steam turbines, and gas turbines. Gasoline engines are widely used in pleasure craft. Only the propulsion engine will be discussed in this article. See also: Boat propulsion; Internal combustion engine; Marine machinery
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