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Old 24th November 2007, 08:44
Rennie Cameron Rennie Cameron is offline
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I sailed, 1966 - 69 on the Black Prince built circa 1956. Three cylinder as did many of the Medi boats fro Prince Line as noted above. Starting handles at the end. I think it was Hawthorn Leslie built but cant quite recall. I guess they maybe stopped building around 1956 but not sure. Usual Doxford features, water cooled pistons, spherical bearings. For the record two boilers, steam auxiliaries, not a diesel aux in sight! Full sea revs was 115rpm I recall but certainly fuel pressure on starting was 600psi...now what else? Sorry but no open crankcase. Great engines and I am a B&W man!
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