Saturday, 11 February 2012

Engine room tour

We are still discovering the different sections of the Endeavour, and this morning we found out where the engineers spend most of their day. They offered to take us on a tour to find out what keeps the Endeavour steaming onwards. We were shown the rooms which house the engines, the generators and the motors. The engines drive three generators which generate the electricity to power the two motors which drive the propeller. The generators also provide other electricity which is needed on the ship.

This equipment purifies the fuel for the engines

This is one of the three engines

Motor (drive shaft for propeller is at the bottom)