Marine Engine Collection of Mystic Seaport

Wichmann Engine Co. type 2 AB

Engine Builder: Wichmann Motorfabrikk A/L
Model: type 2 AB
Make: Wichmann Engine Co.
Inboard/Outboard: Inboard
Engine Type: Diesel - Semi
Production Date: Late 1930's
Engine Design: Two-Stroke
Overall Condition: Good
Rebuilt/Restored: Restored
Horsepower: 83 @ 250rpm
Cylinders: 2
Bore: 320 mm
Stoke: 320 mm

Remarks: Installed in the ANNE-KRISTINE (date unknown) and removed in 1981; 2 stroke engine, non-reversing, bore 320 mm.(12.6"), stroke 320mm(12.6") approx. Weight 5000 kg (11,000 lbs.). Engine has reed valve induction and Bosch-type injection using hole nozzles. Engine generates 120 hp @ 350 rpm. This engine is also known as a "Hot Tube" type design. In September, 2008, engine was found to have a water jacket leak, which is going into the lower half of the internal side of the engine. Cylinder #1 has been removed and showed iron oxide (salt iron )in the water jackets. Cylinder #2 will also be removed to more fully allow treating the results of salt water cooling corrosion. 5.5 lbs of rust removed from internals. Inside cleaned and given two coats of POR-15 Fuel Tank Sealer.


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