Four new US Navy tugs propelled by SCHOTTEL

November 1, 2018 – The US Navy has ordered four newly designed yard tugs from Washington-based Dakota Creek Industries. Each of the ASD tugs will be equipped with two SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers. The azimuth thrusters are provided with the DNV-GL-certified LEACON sealing system as well as SCHOTTEL ProAnode integrated into a high-efficiency nozzle. On the heels of several projects for different navies around the world, once again one of the largest navies places its trust in the long-standing know-how of the German propulsion expert. Just like the first six Navy tugs…

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Tugs, broncs and brawn needed to move mighty warships

By Michele Fletcher If you’ve been at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) for long, you know that ships and submarines move around with some frequency. Sometimes they’re just passing by, returning from sea to their homeport pier. Sometimes they’re just relocating from pier side into dry dock—or back. Perhaps not long ago you watched as USS Nimitz (CVN 68) was moved into dry dock. Some of the most common sights on the water during a ship docking are tugboats with lines strung between them…

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