The Rudder of the City of Adelaide

By Alan Platt and Robert T. Sexton, published February 2008

Abstract

The rudder of the City of Adelaide is 13 years younger then the surviving hull, which was launched by William Pile at Sunderland in 1864. The article covers the loss of the rudders of numerous ships, including the Cutty Sark, and the serious outcome of steering and navigation of a ship. The loss of rudders allowed for a change of design and fixing methods. This article has copies of contemporary sketches and drawings of rudders and connection details.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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