British Shipping and the Diesel Engine: the Early Years

By Denis Griffiths, published August 1995


A detailed introduction to the development and application of the diesel engine by British shipbuilders and ship owners, supported by a discussion and analysis of the cost implications (and advantages), technical developments, comparisons with turbine engines and the continued reliance by the British on coal-fired steamers well into the 1920s, and, by implication, a reliance on comparatively inefficient steam engines. Of particular note are the advances made by, for example, German diesel engine manufacturers compared to their British counter-parts.

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Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

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