Patent Number: 6,945,834

Title: Steering arrangement for ships with water jet unit

Abstract: The present invention relates to a steering arrangement for ships with a water jet unit, comprising a steering device that is pivotable about an essentially vertical shaft having a first center line, at least one hydraulic cylinder articulately connected at a first end of the hydraulic cylinder to the attachment flange of the water jet unit, a turning device connected to the shaft for attachment to a second end of the hydraulic cylinder at a distance from the shaft, a reversing device for pivoting the steering device, the reversing device being arranged about an essentially horizontal shaft, an additional hydraulic cylinder arranged to act on the reversing device, the additional hydraulic cylinder following the movement of the steering device, characterized in that all the hydraulic cylinders are arranged within a sheltered space located above the extension of the vertical shaft.

Inventors: Hager; Christer (Kristinehamn, SE), Karlsson; Sven-Gunnar (Kristinehamn, SE)

Assignee: Rolls-Royce Aktiebolag

International Classification: B63H 11/107 (20060101); B63H 11/00 (20060101); B63H 11/11 (20060101); B63H 11/113 (20060101); B63H 011/11 (); B63H 011/113 ()

Expiration Date: 9/20/02017