Articles of a technical nature have been printed in the various professional publications as to the electrical propulsion machinery of the U. S. S. Jupiter. The following notes based upon several years' experience in handling the vessel under various conditions, show to a certain extent the differences in handling the Jupiter compared with a reciprocating engine or turbine propelled vessel. It is reassuring to be able to state that the future captains of electrically propelled vessels will find at their disposal a more dependable, responsive and flexible engine plant than the reciprocating engine or turbines.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF "JUPITER" MACHINERY AND REGULATION OF SHIP SPEED
Before discussing ship handling of the Jupiter it is necessary to give a brief description of the installation.