Marine Engine Collection of Mystic Seaport


Gas Engine & Power Company


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Make: Gas Engine & Power Company
Inboard/Outboard: Inboard
Engine Type: Naphtha
Production Date: 1904
Engine Design: Other
Overall Condition: Good
Rebuilt/Restored: Restored
Horsepower: 2
Cylinders: 1
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Coolant:
Accession:1953.3071.1

Remarks: See reprint in file of article from "Rudder" magizine on this and other engines at MSM, and a report "An Historical Study of the four Power Launches" by John M Kochiss dated April 12, 1968. This engine ran at a naphtha vapor pressure of 65 pounds per square inch, which developed an engine speed of 600 rpm. This produced a hull speed of about 5 knots.


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