30 January 2010

Steering Power

From the "As a Matter of Fact" column in the Lodi Daily News, Lodi, California, on this day in 1935:

The "Queen Mary," superliner now being built, will be steered by a gyro-compass which is not affected by the earth's magnetism or the metal parts of the ship. If the ship swerves off course, a motor attached swings the wheel over to make it up.

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