NORTH EAST MARINE ENGINE BUILDERS

Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:34 pm

Doxford LBD engine crankshaft being machined in the crankshop at Pallion.
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:44 pm

Bottom platform in the engine room of the last ship in the world to be fitted with a Doxford engine, Canadian Pioneer built at Port Weller Drydock, Canada. Engine number 477, Doxford 760 J4 C (C = constant pressure turbo charging). Maximum continuous rating 9000 BHP @ 96RPM. Service rating 8500 BHP @ 90RPM. Cylinder stroke 2180mm. On test at Pallion 06.08.1980.
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:03 pm

One of nine SD14 liberty ship replacements built under licence from Austin and Pickersgill Sunderland for Empressa Lineas Maritimas Argentina. These had one more accommodation deck than the standard design and unlike the British and Greek built SD14s that had Sulzer engines, the AFNE ships had Doxford 670J4 engines, built by Doxfords in Sunderland. The six AFNE built ships were: Liberatador Jose De San Martin; Almirante Storni, Dr Atilio Malvagni, General Miguel Belgrano, President Ramon S Castillo and Neuquen2. Similar SD14s were also built for Empressa by Robb Caledon in Scotland. These were Salta, Tucuman and Juyjuy 2. The only Sunderland built liberty ship replacement with a Doxford engine was an SD15, the Armadale.
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Salta, SD14, lead ship in a class of Nine for ELMA
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:12 pm

The Doxford 670J4 engine in the President Ramon de Castillo. "Finished with Engines"

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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:19 pm

One of nine Doxford engines built under licence by Horten of Norway, seven of which were six cylinder engines. no identification as to which ship it was for. Wonder why there were six (spare??) cylinder liners standing by a fully assembled LB engine? :o
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:11 pm

A Gotaverken engine. I have fourteen of these built by George Clark /NEM between 1961 and 1964
All were 760mm bore and either 5 or 6 cylinders producing 6300 or 7500 BHP
5 for Pickersgills : Surrey Trader; Bridgepool; Welsh Herald; Middlesex Trader; Victore
3 for Bartrams : Montrose; Austriland; Avisfaith
3 for Laings : Atomena; Mogen; Barbara
2 for Thompsons : Nego Anne; Kollfinn
1 for Shorts : Carlton
1 for Smiths Dock : Senorita
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:16 pm

A Swiss Sulzer RND engine produced in large numbers on the Tyne and the Wear.
Testimony to the genius of men that designed, drew, made, installed, operated and mended them, most of which would be unassuming, salt of the earth people. So sad that they are a dying breed and so little of what they achieved is known or appreciated by the public.
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:28 pm

A Danish Burmiester and Wain opposed piston engine built by Harland and Wolff. One of these is still in running order in Copenhagen. When B&W built these, Doxfords challenged them and won the ensuing court case for infringement of patent and won the case so Burmiester and Wain ceased producing these though they are probably now the worlds biggest engine builders merging as they did with MAN (where Rudolph Diesel invented the engine that would ultimately bear his name). Ironically MAN/B&W as the engines are known as are no longer built anywhere in Europe. No prizes for guessing where they are now made in large numbers. The European function is now design, research and development, marketing and procurement.
These were built mainly at Harland and Wolff in Govan and Belfast and Kincaids at Greenock that I know of.
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:58 pm

Cross section of a Stork Werkspoor 9TM620 RR engine. Stork and Werkspoor were two independent Dutch companies until they merged in the 1960s. The Finish engine builders Wartsilla would become part of the organisation as well. I have 67 Werkspoor engines built at Hawthorn Leslie's between 1927 and 1979 and four by Geo Clark NEM between 1928 and 1930.
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:39 am

Swiss designed Sulzer RD engine, front and end elevation. Built under licence and installed in huge numbers by thousands of men for decades on the North East coast
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