Typical Firetube Boiler
The Steam Engine is double acting and directly coupled to the propeller shaft ( no gear box or clutch ). When manoeuvring, the engineer on watch must stop the engine, select the right valve timing and start the engine again.
Please visit our “Gallery” for more photos.
SS Master’s Triple Expansion Double Acting unit was built in 1916 by William Beardmore’s Speedwell Iron Works Co. in Coatbridge, Scotland. It was built for the Royal Navy for installion in a First World War Minesweeper that was ordered but never completed. The diameter of the cylinders are as follows; High Pressure (HP) 9.625″, Intermediate Pressure (IP) 15.5″, and Low Pressure (LP) 26″. The stroke is 18 inches and the indicated horsepower is 332.