Abstract

The Rolls Royce 501-K34 gas turbine engine serves as the prime mover in the Ship Service Gas Turbine Generators (SSGTGs) of the U.S Navy’s USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51) Class Flight I and Flight II ships. At the time of this writing, there are 65 ships and 195 shipboard 501-K34 turbine engines which operate a total of about 400,000 hours per year. Engines periodically require removal from ships for depot repair. This paper discusses the guidelines that govern the removal process then discuss the 156 engine removals that occurred between January 2008 and November 2018.

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