30th April 2008, 11:34
I've tried the different SN search engines to find out the details
of 'Siddons' engines.... but no luck.
Can anyone please help me.... and also explain to me in the
most simple terms what I'm doing wrong?
Dum Dum Jim.
30th April 2008, 15:01
Jim, is it the 1952 'Siddons' you're looking for?
There was also a later ship, built in 1959
There may not be information on SN about the Siddon's engines and I used Google on the internet.
30th April 2008, 16:46
1952 Siddons was a motor ship. Sorry no more info.
30th April 2008, 17:42
I sailed on the 1952 Siddons and she had a 5 cylinder Doxford with a centre scavange pump, as below but painted cream and red
1st May 2008, 10:59
Thankyou shipmates for your info, and it was the 1952 'Siddons'.
I sailed on her in 1971/72 when she was the 'Bernard', and for the
life of me never remembered that she had a 5 cylinder engine.
And pushing my luck and your memory.... was this an opposed
Thank you again.
1st May 2008, 11:10
Yes it was an opposed piston engine (Thumb)