10th March 2008, 13:22
In my research on Prins Albert, a cross-channel packet of Regie voor Maritiem Transport, Belgium, which was built in 1937 by Cockerill, also in Belgium
She had twin Sulzer 12SD58 diesel engines, with a combined power of 17,000 bhp. These were 12-cylinder in-line two-stroke engines directly driving propellers at 268 rpm.
Has anyone more details or photographs of these engines?
18th April 2008, 09:07
i've got docs for you , as a son of a retired french merchand navy engineer ,
i'm passinated by ships and engines ( i'm technical engineer assistant at MAN plant , in France ) .
i arrange scan of docs as soon as possible .
18th April 2008, 09:18
some more , that' all i have !
25th April 2008, 07:55
Sorry it's taken me so long to reply but we have just had 13 days of heavy monsoonal rain here in Australia. Too many Low pressures and cyclones, almost like England at times.
The photos will do just fine and a 'new' photo of the Prince Baudouin for my collection. However although I can download the text file I cannot open it. Is it a Word file?
Regards and thanks!
25th April 2008, 08:09
Use Notepad to open it.
26th April 2008, 13:25
A very good friend of mine in Belgium has sent me a whole load of original shipyard photographs!
Here are three which show Prins Albert, sistership to Prince Baudouin, having the engines installed.
I don't know what part of the engine they are but you are welcome to add them to your collection.
27th April 2008, 10:11
these is the engine low frame part , wich handle main bearings , and also the cranckshaft .
29th June 2008, 08:54
I sailed two voyages on the M.V. " Taranaki " 1951/52, she had a blast injection Sulzer engine, built in 1927, had a counter stern. doric. R538301.
28th October 2008, 08:19
I had a very nice reply from:
Manager, Marketing Support
Wärtsilä Switzerland Ltd
Sulzer diesel engines have been products of Wärtsilä Corporation for ten years.
Prins Albert had twin Sulzer 12SD58 diesel engines, with a combined power of 17,000 bhp.
These were 12-cylinder in-line two-stroke engines directly driving propellers at 268 rpm.