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The brass frame in which the propeller fitted in early steamships. As a ship often had to rely on its sails, its propeller was fitted in a banjo which could be hoisted within the hull when not in use so the propeller did not cause drag. It worked in a well between slides fixed to the inner and outer sternposts.

See also ‘up funnel, down screw’.

See also ‘up funnel, down screw’.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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