Talk:Azimuth thruster

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Please Clarify "DP"[edit]

The acronym, rather I assume it is an acronym - "DP" occurs twice within this article but with no reference to it's meaning.

"...DP-vessels and take-home propulsion..."

"Underwater-mountable thrusters are used as DP-propulsion..."

To what does the term "DP" refer? Ducted Propeller? Direct Propulsion? Dom Perignon?

Please clarify this term as it is a mystery to us outside the marine propulsion industry.

Fernblatt (talk) 00:06, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

DP stands for Dynamic Positioning. 65.61.200.221 (talk) 15:36, 22 April 2010 (UTC)Dean

Same than Azipod[edit]

This azimuth is the same as azipod. Why to have 2 separate articles? 188.238.208.113 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 19:38, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Azimuth thruster is a propulsion unit in which the propeller may be turned about its vertical axis. Azipod is ABB's brand of electric podded azimuth thrusters. It's the same as asking the difference between a mobile phone and an iPhone. Tupsumato (talk) 13:44, 4 November 2012 (UTC)