TM5492 : Mincarlo Trawler - AK Diesel Engine

taken 7 years ago, near to Lowestoft, Suffolk, Great Britain

Mincarlo Trawler - AK Diesel Engine
Mincarlo Trawler - AK Diesel Engine
Five cylinder, vertical, 4-stroke cycle, naturally aspirated, developing 500 shp continuously at 320 revs. Driving through an AK Diesel 2:1 ratio reverse reduction gearbox to give a propeller speed of approximately 160 rpm. From LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

Last Lowestoft built engine installed on Lowestoft built hull.
Mincarlo Trawler
The Mincarlo is a historic trawler and fishing vessel built in Lowestoft.
She was built in the Brooke Marine yards in Lowestoft in 1961. Each of the vessels (of 3) cost 75,600. Mincarlo was the last vessel to be built in Lowestoft and have a Lowestoft engine installed. The type of trawler known as a sidewinder or side trawler; mainly catching cod, haddock, plaice, skate and sole. In the 1970s she was bought and converted for use on the oil/gas fields. After being replaced by a purpose built vessel the Mincarlo was purchased for 1 and started life in preservation. She is now open during the week in summer at heritage quay in Lowestoft. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 8 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 5494 9263 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.3208N 1:45.1407E
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