Submerged Paddle-Wheels used for Propulsion
partial covered paddle wheel

Such a partially covered paddle wheel works with horizontal or vertical axis.
Two of them with vertical axis can propel a ship and offer excellent controllability!



That means also: When the cover is moved arround the paddle wheel, the direction of thrust changes!
simplified Voith-Scheider drive

That results in controllability like a Voith-Schneider driven vessel, but with only 2 moving parts per drive!


These experimental ships are equipped with paddle wheel propulsion:

MORITZMORITZ

LOTTCHENLOTTCHEN

VON SCHNEIDERVON SCHNEIDER

AALAAL