Photographic Highlights of Marine Engineering at California Shipbuilding Corporation, 1941—1945. :
William A. Bergstrom Engineering Collection of California Shipbuilding Corp
Object Type:
Prints, photographic
California Shipbuilding Corporation's model propeller shaft and rudder components, circa 1941.
Dramatic representation of model stern and rudder posts with measurements. Built by ship engineering at California Shipbuilding Corporation, circa 1941.

Explanation of Details:
This image depicts the turning parts for Liberty ship propeller and rudder components. Once attached at the stern of the ship, the propeller will churn water to push the ship forward or reverse; the rudder position determines a ship's direction, to the left or right.
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CalShip model propeller shaft placement at keel.CalShip model propeller shaft placement at keel.