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Old 04-04-17, 12:48 PM   #1
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I have received a dating request for P5LY 13621, and it is quite interesting.

100 duplicate engine 1.5kW sets, two engines to one belt-driven dynamo on a common baseplate, starting at 13600 on the 5th January 1944.

These are noted as being used for powering ASDIC sets.

Fairmile Marine was the customer.

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Old 04-04-17, 12:56 PM   #2
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I think the one I sold to Dan was part of that or a similar order - definitely went to Fairmile and the two engines on a common base sounds familiar.

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Old 04-04-17, 02:34 PM   #3
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Thinking a bit further, the reference to ASDIC sets probably indicates that these engines were destined for Fairmile B submarine chasers.

EDIT; BTW, mine was 13611 so yes, same order.

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I have received a dating request for P5LY 13621, and it is quite interesting.

100 duplicate engine 1.5kW sets, two engines to one belt-driven dynamo on a common baseplate, starting at 13600 on the 5th January 1944.

These are noted as being used for powering ASDIC sets.

Fairmile Marine was the customer.

Peter
Hi Peter,

If you have some time please, can you date my P5LY 12901 ? This was boight from Malta and I wonder if on the daybooks they are all listed as sold to the Maltese supplier only or otherwise the true name of the person who bought it ..

Dont know if I explained myself well.

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Interesting concept " two engines to one belt-driven dynamo on a common base plate" is there any photographs etc. available of these?

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Interesting concept " two engines to one belt-driven dynamo on a common base plate" is there any photographs etc. available of these?

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I was wondering about that, especially at the 1.5kw sets generally run by 3hp engines and the P5's were 3hp, so I was wondering why 2 were used.
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Backup? You don't want a dickey ASDIC surrounded by a wolf pack in the middle of the Atlantic!

EDIT; But then why not simply duplicate the whole set - the engine is probably no more likely to go sick than the rest of the gear?

Somewhere deep in the archives there will probably be an Admiralty spec which explains all.

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Backup? You don't want a dickey ASDIC surrounded by a wolf pack in the middle of the Atlantic!

EDIT; But then why not simply duplicate the whole set - the engine is probably no more likely to go sick than the rest of the gear?

Somewhere deep in the archives there will probably be an Admiralty spec which explains all.

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Not a clue.... did yours have twin v-belt pulley? Was it two "ganged" together?
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Single large pulley (see pic) also no apparent means of starting. 'Normal' Stuart sets had a dog for handle even when fitted with a dynostart.

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