The 42-ton rudder of the 45,000-ton P&O passenger liner Canberra is supported by Bear brand TUFNOL pintle bearings. This material is quite capable of accepting the great lateral stresses involved in this type of application.

Bear brand TUFNOL is also used in the propeller shaft intermediate steady bearings of Canberra. This graceful vessel was built at the Belfast yards of Harland and Wolff Ltd. Bear brand TUFNOL pintle and/or stern tube bearings are now fitted in more than 2,000 ships; a fair indication of the efficiency of the material and the confidence that ship designers have in it’s performance and economy.