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The  reciprocal  of  any  bearing  is  its  opposite, meaning that the point or degree is on the opposite side of the compass card from the bearing. For example, the reciprocal of 180° is 000°, and vice versa. When you obtain a bearing on some object, the bearing from the object to you is the reciprocal of the bearing from you to  it. To find the reciprocal of any bearing expressed in degrees, simply add 180° to the bearing. If the bearing is 050°, for instance, its reciprocal is 050° plus 180°, or 230°. If your bearing is greater than 180°, subtract 180° to  find  the  reciprocal. SHIP'S STEERING AND SPEED CONTROL EQUIPMENT LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify and explain the operation and usage of the ship's steering and  control  equipment. The ship's steering and speed control equipment includes many parts and types of equipment. The parts and types of equipment may change from one ship class to another, so in the following pages we will discuss the ones  most  commonly  used  in  the  Navy  today. STEERING ENGINES When ships began using steam as a means of propulsion,  many  problems  were  created.  Foremost  was inadequate hand-powered steering gear. The rapid increase in the size and speed of steamships resulted in a  correspondingly  greater  turning  effort  required  at rudder  stocks.  Consequently,  a  natural  sequence  of events  led  to  the  introduction  of  steam-powered steering  gear. Today, there are two types of steering engines. They are   electromechanical   and   electrohydraulic. Electromechanical steering gear is found on some small ships. Most vessels of recent design are equipped with the electrohydraulic mechanism. A brief discussion of the  types  of  steering  gear  follows. Electromechanical  steering  gear  applies  power  to the rudder by means of electromotive machinery. Because electromechanical gear requires large motors and considerable maintenance, it has been replaced, to a  great  extent,  by  electrohydraulic  gear. Naval  vessels  are  equipped  with  electrohydraulic steering gear. Most destroyers use the single-ram steering gear, shown in figure 2-6. Aircraft carriers and some other large ships use a double-ram system. Figure 2-6— Single-ram electrohydraulic steering gear system. 2-5

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