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Marine Engineering Historical Library

After a while, every professional must consider the implications of the past into their day to day activities. There are plenty of popular references to the importance of the past, in predicting the future, and it is in this context that this area of Martin's Marine Engineering Page - www.dieselduck.net was born.

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WW2 recruitment poster for the US Merchant NavyOur most popular historical pages

Doxford opposed piston engine

Articles and other interesting tidbits

Documents from around the world

Historical Books from around the world

Drawings and engineering plans

Tom Bates, a contributor to the site, is the initial driving force behind these; he kindly submitted many old and interesting drawings, plans and was the seed for this area of the site. Thank you.

Beautiful detailed drawings of the machinery and hull of French Navy Magellan, 1884.

1884 drawings of the French Navy's Milan. Main machinery, and GA.

1886 French Navy torpedo boat, Salve detailed in these hull and machinery drawings.

Detailed drawings of hull and machineryof the French Navy torpedo ship, Cassini, built in 1894.

GA and Hull drawings of the large Diesel powered French Navy warship, Amiral Charner, built in 1932.

1300 ton Diesel powerred cargo ship, Golo, is featured in these GA, hull and machinery drawings from 1933.

The very tight confines of the engine room of HMCS Haida is featured in these layout drawings from 1942.

These General Arangement drawings from 2003 are of the classic steam powered yacht SS Delphine.

The Diesel powered yacht Taransay is featured in this GA drawing.

96 foot steam powered tug is featured in this GA drawing.

These numerous drawings feature engine room machinery details of a French Navy battle ship, and smaller torpedo boat.

ER layout of Sir Parson's yacht, Turbinia, which made a splashy entrance during the Royal Navy Fleet review of 1897.
Selected pages from the October 1912 edition of Marine Engineer and Naval Architect magazine. 1867 general plan of the French Navy Monitor
1937 Engineering drawings of a Steam Winch. 1886 detailed drawings of a small French Navy, steam powered launch
1937 Engineering drawings of a Triple Expansion Steam Engine. 1913 General plan of the USS Jupiter, looks like a collier
1939 Engineering drawings of a pump. 1922 Engine room plan of the MS San Benito, a turbo electric driven cargo ship
1939 Engineering drawings of various Auxilliary Machinery. 1922 Elevation drawings of the engine room of the steamer Tuscania
1939 Engineering drawings of a Circulation Pump. Detailed drawings of the French Navy steam powered torpedo patrol boat
1939 Engineering drawings of a Steam powered ship's helm. General engine room plan of the liner Cap Arcona
1939 Engineering drawings of Steam Auxiliary. Detailed drawings of the steam powered French Navy warship Kersaint
1939 Engineering drawings of Electrical equipment. Engine room layout of the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Haida, tribal class warship
General arrangement of the French Navy's Corsaire, a high speed torpedo boat, 1893. A fantastic look in and around the US Coast Guards icebreaker Mackinaw
General arrangement of the MS Crux, a twin screw, motor freighter. General arrangement comparison of the engine room on Olympic and Titanic.
General arrangement of the MS Dominion Miller, featuring a four cylinder Doxford main engine. A write up in the October 1912 edition of the Marine Engineer and Naval Architect magazine, of the Sabathe Marine Oil Engine.
General arrangement of the MS Louisiana, featuring a B&W main engine. General arrangement of the engine room on SS Aquitania.
A write up in the October 1912 edition of the Marine Engineer and Naval Architect magazine, of the MS Monte Penedo, the first German built motor ship. A write up in the October 1923 edition of the Marine Engineer and Naval Architect magazine, on the SS Port Hardy, a refrigerated liner.
General arrangement of the engine room of the MS Pinzon, featuring a 1250 hp six cylinder diesel motor. General arrangement of the SS Sjomand, a 1922 oil tanker.
General arrangement of the engine room on the MS Tantalus. State of the art 1923 B&W twin inline 8 cylinder engines. General arrangement, and detail engineering drawings of the French Navy, 500 hp steam ships, Victorieuse & Prevoyante.
General arrangement of the engine room on MT Capena. ER layout of various steam turbine driven ships of the first half of the 1900's.
Side drawing of the lumber steam schooner Wapama (aka Tongass). A type of vessel used in the West Coast trade in the 1900's.    

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