NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:05 am

Model of a Doxford 60LB3 engine made by John M. Smith former Fairfield draughtsman and Chief Engineer on British India's Doxford built Pundua.
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:27 am

Doxford 670 mm piston head, ex Bank Line, unused, salvaged from Kincaids when they closed, after having been appointed to supply Doxford parts when Doxfords were closed, now living happily in my garage. Others on picture are for comparison: Scania truck, Wolsley that tried to swallow its inlet valve; Lawnmower on its crank. Milk bottle for size comparison.

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Doxford 670mm piston head
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:56 pm

Bent con rod, one component of a number damage on Doxfords ship Kassos. December 1945

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Kassos. Doxford engine damage
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:04 pm

Doxfords Kassos. The rest of the damage. December 1945. Damage caused by breakage of No2 Forward, side connecting rod. Back bottom end bolt in foreground. Broken side rod is No2 aft, broken only 4" from extreme end of rod. 60LB3 engine, Doxford yard number 650. Built 1939, broken up 1977 at Kaohsuing. the engine room crew might have missed Chritmas at home but may have been cheered by the prospect of "more days, more dollars!"
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doxfords Kassos
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:42 pm

Doxford Engine Works, Pallion in 1980, from south. Pickersgills yard at top edge and end of Doxfords new covered in yard at right upper side of photo. The notorious "Steels Bank" runs from the roundabout Northwards (up in the picture), to the River Wear. Steels and Shorts yard were served by this yard. And it was not unusual to see two Pickfords tractor units working together to get large sections of recently tested engines up this bank enroute to shipyards elsewhere.
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Doxford Engine Works 1980
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:33 pm

Doxford Engine Works, Crankshop 1956
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Liner bay
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:58 pm

Doxford Engine works Cylinder Liner bay after engine works closed in 1985. Picture from J.W. Jordan.
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Liner bay, Doxford engine works
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:04 pm

A lovely photograph take by J.W. Jordan of Doxford Works Design Office staff during lunch time in 1955. Identity of car is unknown. The ship is Christina Pezas, fitting out at George Shorts quay, yard number 519, 6 cylinder H&W B&W engine, wrecked of Hatian Island, 1971.
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doxford engine works 1955
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby northeast » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:06 am

Lovely one and could almost be a Lowry painting!
Cheers, George
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby teesships » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:58 am

I knew I'd seen your lovely photo before ... with the ship correctly named as CHRISTINA PEZAS!
See: viewtopic.php?f=174&t=9953

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