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The Ward Leonard system was applied to Trans-Atlantic warships, which allowed the large ships to be accurately maneuvered by the commanding officer. A turbine was used to generate electricity which allowed a system of electric propulsion to be installed. The captain in the conning tower could then quickly move the ship without having to transmit orders – an important advancement; especially during wartime.

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