Captain of the Queens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Captain of the Queens- The Queen Mary  
QM 
Cunard's classic ocean liner, the original Queen Mary, is the oldest ship in this simulation and can be visited in Long Beach, California, where she has been converted into a hotel. The QM uses a classic ship design of two pairs of shaft-mounted propellers that are mounted in front, and to either side, of a single rudder. In general, the propellers drive the ship forward and in reverse and the rudder controls the direction. With forward thrust, the propellers increase the steering power of the rudder by driving water, albeit indirectly, over its surfaces to form a water jet to either side. The innermost pair of propellers has a greater effect on the steering abilities of the rudder. You can steer the ship with either the rudder or the propellers. The outboard pair of propellers has the greatest effect in steering the ship without the rudder. The ship lacks bow or stern thrusters so we have given the simulation two tug boats to help turn the ship or push the ship sideways toward or away from the dock. You could use the outboard pair of propellers as a very weak substitute for a stern thruster. The Help file/Instruction manual explains this process. 
The Long Beach harbor was added to the simulation just so that you can bring her to her current site as a Long Beach Hotel. 
 
QMBridgeWindow 
 
Her bridge controls (above) allow control of all 4 propellers, either linked to ensure that all are set exactly the same, or unlinked to allow steering with independent propellers. In the above screen shot, the inner pair are linked and the outer pair are linked, but "link all props" is not checked so the inner and outer pairs can differ from each other. The single rudder can be quickly shifted from left to right to amidships. the tugs are disabled since the ship is steaming at 10.6 knots, but they could be deployed at slower speeds to port or starboard. 
 
The lower half of the bridge window controls the simulation such as scale speed of the simulation the same as the QE2 bridge.