Letter | Published:

Origin of the Screw Propeller

Nature volume 13, page 386 | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

I SHOULD like to remark, in reference to last week's letter on the origin of the screw propeller, that I have long considered the pectoral fins, which are so extremely useful to and prominent upon soles, or the family Pleuronectidæ, as being highly suggestive of this more modern mode of propulsion. Anyone who likes to watch these extremely interesting fish in their swimming movements and graceful gyrations may witness the action and I think attribute to its movements more than is possible in the case of ash and other seed vessels.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Valentines

    • WILLIAM EARLEY

Authors

  1. Search for WILLIAM EARLEY in:

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/013386a0

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.