Telemotor


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Tel`e`mo´tor


n.1.(Naut.) A hydraulic device by which the movement of the wheel on the bridge operates the steering gear at the stern.
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There is also a host of images showing the ship's giant engines, crows nest and the still gleaming telemotor on her bridge - all testament to the pioneering expertise of the workers at Belfast's Harland & Wolff dockyards.
PAST GLORY Open stateroom window in a cabin reserved for first class passengers; POIGNANT Everyday items including wine bottles and a chamber pot are scattered across the seabed; DEEP SORROW Marine life encrusts railings on the bow where passengers once walked Pictures: BARRY GOMER; WASHROOM The bath used by Captain E J Smith seen though Titanic's rusting bulkhead; MIRROR PICTURE POWER; OLD ANDNEW Behind the Edwardian metal bench lies a modern day plastic cup dropped from the surface; WORKINGS The telemotor mechanism which once moved the ship's wheel; ENCRUSTED Titanic's heavy port anchor now weakened by rust; LAST SIGHTING: Ballard book
Mike filmed the moment the Irish memorial is placed beside the telemotor pedestal, where the ship's wheel was once attached.
PAST GLORY Open stateroom window in a cabin reserved for first class passengers; POIGNANT Everyday items including wine bottles and a chamber pot are scattered across the seabed; DEEP SORROW Marine life encrusts railings on the bow where passengers once walked Pictures: BARRY GOMER; WASHROOM The bath used by Captain E J Smith seen though Titanic's rusting bulkhead; MIRROR PICTURE POWER; LAST SIGHTING: Ballard book; OLD AND NEW Behind the Edwardian metal bench lies a modern day plastic cup dropped from the surface; WORKINGS The telemotor mechanism which once moved the ship's wheel; ENCRUSTED Titanic's heavy port anchor now weakened by rust
From the bridge, three different modes can be used to steer the ship: hand/hydraulic, with hydraulic transmission from the steering gear aft, is used in congested waters during maneuver or poor visibility; hand/electric is the same as hand/hydraulic except that it uses electric-transmission telemotors; automatic pilot generally is used in open seas.