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Define Pod Propulsion

pod propulsion. An advanced engine system used by cruise ships that results in the virtual elimination of ship vibration. Also called azimuthing pod propulsion.

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"The azimuthing pod propulsion system is a relatively recent high-tech installation. It replaces conventional propeller shafts, propellers and rudders, negates the need for stern thrusters, and saves valuable machinery space."

Douglas Ward
Complete Guide To Cruising and Cruise Ships

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