What are the advantages of Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP) over conventional propeller?

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Asked on July 5, 2021
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Advantages of Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP) are -

(a) Immediate control of the vessel by the OOW.
(b) The ship can be stopped, without stopping the engine.
(c) Shaft alternators can be used with a constant speed shaft, thereby saving on the cost of auxiliary fuel for generators.
(d) Air start bottles are unlikely to cause a problem during continuous manoeuvres.
(e) Bridge wing and central control positions provide better ship handling.

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Answered on July 5, 2021