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Converted from steam to diesel?
« on: January 18, 2010, 12:45:45 PM »

One for Sir Dickey of D I think...

Has anyone got photos of a tug (or any boat I guess) that was converted from steam to diesel?
I'm interested in external changes especially the funnel modifications.

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 Martin.  :-)
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Re: Converted from steam to diesel?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 01:52:37 PM »

Any late era clyde puffer would be a good example (bet that does'nt help though)  :-)
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Re: Converted from steam to diesel?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 03:46:53 PM »

Try looking for photos of Mountfleets Cruiser which was a Steam to Diesel conversion


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Re: Converted from steam to diesel?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 09:10:38 PM »

Hi Martin,
How about Kingarth, she had a large upright funnel as a steamer. Also there are some photo's of ex steam TID's about. The Lifeline is Kingarths sister ship as a steamer.
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Re: Converted from steam to diesel?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 09:22:29 PM »

Hi Martin,
I meant dispenser not lifeline. Also here is the pic of Kingarth. I think you will find a conversion of a TID in one of the old files in the towing section I seam to remember it, with a thread that I made some comments on.
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Re: Converted from steam to diesel?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2010, 12:15:37 PM »

Martin

Is your idea to build the steam version and the diesel conversion for comparison as a project? That would be really interesting.

Thomas
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Re: Converted from steam to diesel?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2010, 03:25:09 PM »

Hi Martin
The tug cruiser (model by Mountfleet) was converted to diesel and renamed Ardneil
She was in service on the Mersey for a number of years owned by Carmet Towing
Martin
PS wil try and find photo,
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Re: Converted from steam to diesel?
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2010, 04:14:51 PM »

I found one
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Re: Converted from steam to diesel?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2010, 06:10:39 PM »

QE2 1987 had her steam turbines ripped out and 9 diesel engines instaled.

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Re: Converted from steam to diesel?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2010, 01:20:35 PM »

Found these, TID's converted to diesel.

http://www.medwaymaritimetrust.org.uk/tidtugs/index.html
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