Stones manufacture under licence the jointly designed Stone-Kamewa Controllable Pitch Propeller. Pitch and engine speed now controlled hydraulically.
Stones build a marine laboratory to research propeller designs and applications.
Rolls-Royce RM60 gas turbine at sea powering HMS Grey Goose.
First Rolls-Royce Proteus powered fast patrol boat HMS Brave Borderer enters service.
Kamewa produce the first Tunnel Thruster.
Rolls-Royce manages the purchase of the UKs first submarine reactor from the US.
Stones Tunnel Thrusters introduced.
First tunnel thruster fitted to train ferry M/S Princesse Benedikte.
Kamewa feathering hub and super cavitating propeller introduced.
Rolls-Royce begins operation of the Dounreay Submarine Prototype (DSMP) and PWR1 core A goes critical.
Aquamaster deliver their first Azimuth Thruster.
HMS Valiant, powered by the Rolls-Royce PWR1 reactor enters service.
First run of the new Olympus TM1A marine gas turbine at Ansty.
First Aquamaster Azimuth thruster delivered.
Queen Elizabeth II launched. Stones supply 4 x 6-bladed, 29 tonne, 19ft diameter propellers, 500 ship windows, 54 watertight doors, and two Stone-Kamewa bow thrusters.
HMS Exmouth, the free world’s first all gas turbine warship at sea powered by Rolls-Royce Olympus and Proteus gas turbines.
The world’s largest hovercraft, the Proteus-powered SRN4 enters cross channel service.
Tyne and Olympus gas turbines (24 ship sets) ordered for future Royal Navy ships.
Bird-Johnson controllable pitch propellers selected by US Navy.
The new Marine Laboratory at Kamewa is completed
First Kamewa waterjet installed in Swedish landing craft.
First Ansty production Tyne marine gas turbine delivered to Royal Navy.
Ansty commences long-term development work on Olympus and Tyne gas turbines.
UT 704 Stad Scotsman, the first UT designed vessel delivered.
Allison 501K gas turbine enters US Navy service for shipboard generation.
The first Kamewa Rotatable Thruster (Azimuth Thruster) is delivered.
The first ro-ro vessel of NVC design delivered.
Kamewa Water Jets introduced.
Ulstein Propeller introduces the swing-up azimuth thruster concept.
Stone Vickers formed by Vickers plc's acquisition of Stones CPP facilities.
Spey gas turbine enters service with the Royal Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force.
At 300 tonnes, the world's largest (at that time) anchor-handling & towing (AHT) winches delivered to A.P Möller.
Design and Build of the Royal Navy’s Shore Test Facility (Vulcan) for PWR2 completed to programme and budget.
Kamewa AB joins Vickers plc.
Aquamaster-Rauma Ltd. founded through a merger of Hollming Ltd. Engineering Works and the Deck Machinery Works of Rauma-Repola Oy.
Kamewa waterjets selected for Singapore Navy patrol vessels.
The world's largest (at that time) Aquamaster units of 7.5MW delivered.
HMS Vanguard powered by Rolls-Royce PWR2 reactor enters service.
Aquamaster-Rauma joins Vickers and the Kamewa Group is formed.
RFA Fort Victoria and Fort George enter service each equipped with four Rolls-Royce electric dual-purpose replenishment-at-sea (RAS) rigs.
Five ferries powered by Bergen gas engines commence operation in Norway.
Vickers plc acquires the Ulstein Group. Ulstein, established in 1917, manufactures a variety of marine products including propellers, azimuth units, tunnel thrusters, rudders, steering gear, deck machinery, engines and automation systems.
Rolls-Royce acquires Vickers plc to form new commercial marine division.