A question for the engineers from a former R/O.
In 1986 I was working on a Greek built product tanker (Brassie/3FCG) as R/O. We were crossing the Pacific with a following sea and the ship was surfing. As the stern rose the prop was briefly relieved of its full load sometimes and when this...
Is this engine still at the builders, or is it already placed aboard ship?
Buffalo,built 1953 at the Aker yard in Oslo for Fred Olsen, Oslo
1/1953: Fred.Olsen & Co., Oslo - BUFFALO
/1970: Everett Orient Line Inc(Everett S,S,Comp,S.A) Monrovia - ROSSEVERETT
10/1978: Loy Kee Shipbreaker & Tra
Took this at the Hobart Wooden boat festival. Obviously an outboard but what is powering it? Due to the crowds this remains an unsolved mystery. Anyone out there know about this vessel and what powers her. The ale in hand is I presume not a vital part of the fuel/propulsion system.
From Rasmussen: ''Skibsmaskinlære,'' 2'nd ed. Copenhagen 1900. Subtitled: ''for the use of Mates and Masters.'' And in the preface (reprinted from 1'st ed. 1892), it is informed that the book contains all that those deck officers ought to know about the engineroom.
Engine of the Sound steamer Puritan of the Fall River Line of 1888. Engines built by W. et A. Fletcher Co. in Hoboken, NJ, IHP 7500.
The ''walking beam'' is enclosed, which is a bit sad: ''show what you got'' I think should be the American way!
From Cassier's Magazine 1897: ''The Puritan has a compo