'Sea-going launch for the Political Agent, Bahrain. Corr. re: Kelvin Engine.' [1dv] (10/398)
The record is made up of 1 volume (199 folios). It was created in 7 Apr 1934-14 May 1937. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.
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Kelvin-Diesel Engine and Marine Equipment Q
Model K1 with 1 Cylinder, 21 Horse Power
The engine is illustrated opposite and is complete with reversing gear, clutch, starting
gear, governor, fuel pumps, filter, crankcase pump, water pump, silencer, flywheel and pan,
etc. ' The standard equipment is as follows and, with the addition of woodwork, is suitable to
complete an installation in a normal boat without further outlay.
SHAFTING (see page 652).— Steel intermediate shaft If inches dia., bronze propeller shaft
If inches dia., 1 shaft bearing, 2 shaft couplings, bronze propeller with 3 blades, brass stern-
tube with nut and brass stuffing box. (The lengths are given below, sterntube is measured
between flange and nut, steel and bronze shafts overall, bracket from centre of shaft to
planking, sterntube is 2 outside, hole through sternpost should be 21 stuffing box flange 4 x 3 ^
EXHAUST CONNECTIONS—Elbow at silencer, exhaust pipe 6 feet long with flange one
end, 2 bolts, 2 joints, exhaust hull flange (or elbow if ordered, see page 652) with brass bolts.
WATER CONNECTIONS.—f-inch bore. G.M. seacock with Monel Metal strainer ; G.M.
elbow; copper water pipe 2 feet long with flange each end ; 4 brass bolts and 4 joints.
FUEL EQUIPMENT (see tank sheet.)— 2 Horizontal Gravity Feed Tanks 30 X 15 inches,
each 18 gallons, with flxing bands, filling plug (or pipe if ordered), sediment trap, supply cock,
drain cock and warning device; 2 fuel pipes i-inch x 16 feet, 6 couplings and 1 " T " piece.
TOOL BOX as page 653, 4 brass foundation bolts, 8 levelling washers, 1 stay bar 6 feet long,
2 bolts, and 3 coach screws J" X 6".
21 Horse Power at 750 r.p.m. on 1-05 gallons per hour. Propeller 22 inches.
Equal to 44 pounds or -4 pints per brake horse power per hour. Guarantee Page 640.
| Engine and Equipment as enumerated
above, Shafting, etc., as shewn on
For Central Installations.
For Side Installations.
With shaft angle of 10°
With shaft anafle of 20°
Steel shaft 12 ft.
Bronze shaft 4J ft.
Stemtube 2 ft.
Steel shafl. 12 ft.
Bronze shaft Oi ft.
Sterntube 4 ft.
Steel shaft 12 ft.
Bronze shaft 10 ft.
Stemtube 32 in.
Staytube 52 in.
Bracket 11J in.
Steel shaft 12 ft.
Bronze shaft 6 ft.
Stemtube 16 in.
Staytube 24 in.
Bracket 10 in.
Prices at works packing for
export 3% extra, free in the
United Kingdom if cases are
returned carriage paid.
IMPORTANT.—The exhaust must discharge above sea level, and the silencer must be slightly above the point
To fulfil these conditions, order a standpipe of the height necessary.
Silencer mounted on standpipe 84 inches high, -----
.. 11 „ - - - -
254 .. . . -
Power and consumption certified by Lloyd's - - - - -
Steel shaft, bearing and one shaft coupling omitted, - - - -
With reversible folding propeller instead of solid propeller, - - -
With non-reversible folding propeller and clutch (no reverse),
With air pump on engine for pressure feed tank, . - - -
Box of spare parts (recommended for engines shipped abroad),
Electric light dynamo mounted on engine, and switch board, 130 watts
Bilge and wash pump - - - -
£ 2 10
£ 6 15
£ 1 o
£ 2 10
Nett weight of " VABAB " 2624 pounds. Packed weight Pounds, measurement
Nett weight of the engine only as illustrated - - 2313 Pounds.
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Correspondence discusses the new launch Felix Jones for the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrain and includes:
- Brochure for a Kelvin Diesel engine by the Bergius Company, Glasgow.
- Diagram and description for a new reversing gear for marine engines, product of John I. Thorneycroft.
- Supply of Thornycroft engine by distributers, A.M. Yateem Brothers, Bahrain .
- Estimates for building new Felix Jones including materials used.
- Sketch diagrams for building a harbour for Felix Jones Bushire pier (folio 59).
- Advertisement for Thornycroft RD/6 Type Marine Engine with photo of Starboard side view of Engine with Reverse Gear (folio 122).
Correspondents include: Khalil bin Ibrahim Kanoo; Lieut-Colonel Gordon Loch, Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. Bahrain; Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; John Thorneycroft and Co Ltd; M.Worth, the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , Bahrain; Captain J.V. Creagh, Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Division. A.M. Yateem Bros, Bahrian.
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