Our involvement in marine propulsion can be traced back over 150 years when the first Kamewa propellers
were produced. In 1935 the first active fin stabiliser was produced by Brown Brothers. During the 1950s
Rolls-Royce pioneered two important technical advances in marine propulsion - nuclear propulsion for
the Royal Navy's submarine fleet and the use of aero gas turbines for surface ship propulsion. HMS Grey Goose
commenced trials in 1953 powered by the RM60. The Proteus-powered Brave class entered service in 1958, and
in 1968 HMS Exmouth, a steam frigate, was converted to an all-gas turbine test bed. Rolls-Royce today
operates in both commercial and naval sectors, has manufacturing centres in eight countries and in-house
hydrodynamic test facilities. With the broadest product range in the business, ship power, propulsion
and motion control solutions can be provided for all types of naval vessels. This technological strength
and an unrivalled range of products and services, gives Rolls-Royce the ability to design, build,
deliver and support systems tailored to meet specific customer requirements. Our position and
reputation for excellence derive from our ability to focus on - and respond to - the needs of
our customers. We understand those needs and are determined to deliver the right solutions, and
support them through life with the highest standards of service.
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