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Hello Brian,

Engine Room control desk for MV Faraday, LPG Gas Tanker built at Hawthorn Leslies Yard at Hebburn in 1970.

Photo taken when she was still in the builders yard, she had a 6 cylinder J Type Doxford main engine.

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Ninja.
 

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Any idea where her name came from?

A shopping Mall sort of place has just been built near me and that's what it's called.

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Hello agent Roadrunner

All the Houlders Gas Tankers were named after connections with science, in this case Micheal Faraday the discoverer of electro-magnetic induction.

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Faraday Cages are used for a number of purposes.
 

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What is the handwheel for on the left front of console? Maybe a gene control? I don't recall this on any ships I was on.
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Thanks, Derek. I suppose that is why so many could identify it immediately as belonging to a Doxford. The only opposed piston engine that I have seen was a B&W H&W engine on an ED vessel. I didn't get to work on it though.

We always used to have silicone wax polish in the CR to keep the consoles and boards clean.

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