Reply to post: Re: Azipods in reverse?

What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse

hammarbtyp Silver badge

Re: Azipods in reverse?

I think that's unlikely since the MS Queen Elizabeth (90,000 tonnes) have them compared to the Queen Elizabeth Class (65,000 tonnes ).

The reasons are more likely a) reduction in draught b) Easier to protect from torpedo attack c) The lack of a need to do close maneuvering such as sailing up and down fjords, so there is no need for the extra complication

(MS Queen Elizabeth has them so that it can dock in small Caribbean islands without the need of tug support and sometimes its useful to maintain station, for example if passengers want to go Jet skiing )

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