THE DOXFORD: OPPOSED PISTON OIL ENGINE


SEVERE DAMAGES on (Doxford Engines)

 

Unfortunately Doxford suffered also from engine damages as other engine builders.

 

Damage: "ms GERZINA BRØVIG"

Owner: Brøvig, Th, Farsund

Yard: C. Cornell & Co Ltd, Glasgow, 1951, No:469

Transverse Beam Broken

DOXFORD: 67LB6LS, 5500 BHP

Severe damage on the DOXFORD from SHELL Tanker AMASTRA(2)

Hawthorn Leslie DOXFORD: 650LBD6S, 7500 HP, 112 rev./min.

Initial cause: Broken Transverse Beam bearing bolt(s)

"mv PENDRECHT": Owner: Phs. van Ommeren, Rotterdam

Manoeuvringstand and crancase doors after explosion.

Wilton-Fijenoord DOXFORD: 70LB6LS, 7750 BHP

Cause: Ram cylinder Fuel Valve stuck, forward camshaft broken, broken piston rings.

 

Severe damage on the DOXFORD 600LB3 from the Greek ship "mv KASSOS"

Initial cause: Broken Crankpin Bolt

"mv EASTERN ROVER"

Owner: Indo-China Steam Navigation Co. HK

The re-alignment afloat of a ship's Doxford Crank shaft using liquid nirogen.

"mv EBOE",Build 1952, 9357 grt

 Accident ± august/sept. 1963

Broken Chain on "mv EBOE"

 

Fractured Crankpin Fractured Crankpin Broken Transverse Beam Broken Transverse Beam
Inclusions on surface Fracture of Side Web Broken Coupling Upper Scraperbopx damaged
Fracture ot the side web Gauging Main B. Journal Broken Side Bolt Broken Side Cankpin Bolt
Broken Camshaft Broken Camshaft Crankshaft ELENI V Doxford ELENI V

Repairs: DOXFORD, Port Engine (Aft Crankshaft) from "RMS Rangitane" at WILTON-FIJENOORD, Schiedam Holland (Febr. 1963)

"RMS Rangitane" with 2 JONH BROWN DOXFORD's Type 725SASB6, 15.500 BHP.

Hoisting Cables through Passenger Accomodation, Crankshaft removed through Ship's Funnel