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Kelvin model K3 diesel engine from MV SETTLER; Bergius-Kelvin Company Glasgow Scotland; Mid 20th century; 1994.125.1

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Kelvin model K3 diesel engine from MV SETTLER

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Brief Description

The engine was imported by Leo Walsh from the Bergius-Kelvin Company, Scotland in 1938 during the next 55 years was installed in various vessels around Auckland. The engine was installed on the MV SETTLER in 1968 by one of her former owners. The engine powered MV SETTLER (ex IRANUI) until the stranding of the vessel at Tairua, Coromandel at Christmas 1992. The engine was removed from vessel by Eric Burden in 1993 and transported to Greenhithe for rebuilding.

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Date Made

Mid 20th century

Place Made

United Kingdom

Medium and Materials



1820mm x 1500mm x 1040mm (LHW)

Subject Keywords

Coastal shipping

Credit Line

Gifted by David James Mays Mason

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