NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:41 pm

Brown Curtis turbines built under licence by Doxfords for their twin screw Torpedo Boat Destroyers.
I THINK Curtis were an American design and John Brown had a Licence to build them and Doxfords built these, under licence from John Brown.
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:21 pm

Doxford J4 top platform, don't know which one. It was one of the last because the transverse beams seen here are those designed for the Seahorse engine that was never built commercially but the design of some of its components were applied in the 58JS3 engines like the one at Beamish.
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby fitter » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:13 pm

Cammell Lairds ????
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Re: NORTH EAST ENGINE MARINE BUILDERS

Postby Whickham » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:54 pm

As far as I am aware Armstrong Whitworth were unique among the major Tyneside shipbuilders of the 1920-30s in that they didn't have their own engine building facility. Lloyds register often cites the engine builder of their ships as Armstrong, Whitworth & Co (Engineers) Ltd, however I suspect they were just the installers of bought in engines.
I came across this Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd publicity photograph on the web of an Armstrong-Sulzer 6S60 engine (delivering 2,250hp at 114rpm).
I presume that it is really just a Sulzer as opposed to say a Hawthorn Doxford that would have been built by Hawthorn under licence from Doxford.
But I may be wrong.

Armstrong Sulzer.jpg
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