Can we turn the ship by giving Rudder movement while we are drifting?

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Can we turn the ship by giving Rudder movement while we are drifting?

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Asked on August 11, 2020
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No, the effectiveness of the rudder depends upon the rate of water flowing past it. During drifting since no such water flow is there, the effect of the Rudder becomes Null.

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Posted by marinetales
Answered on May 17, 2021