Science: Navy's Gamble

The Navy reported that it had won out in a great engineering adventure which has made U.S. warships, pound for pound, the most efficient craft on the seven seas. Its new high-pressure, high-temperature steam turbine has succeeded beyond its rosiest hopes. The new design:

> Saves up to 35% in fuel.

> Adds up to 1,000 miles to a warship's cruising range.

> Enables each ship to carry more armament.

> Increases the effective size of the Navy by allowing more ships to be on the line at all times.

The turbine is a seagoing adaptation...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!