A marine diesel engine - Japanese engineers claim it to be the largest in the world - has just been completed at Maizuru, by the Iino Shipbuilding and Engineering Company.
GV The tanker Kokuho Maru.
GV Engine - soon to be installed.
SV Upper part with mechanic.
SV PAN..Control panel.
CV Speed dial.
CV Engineer makes notes.
MV Engineer listens (vibration test).
CU Mr.Kilhenmamn (Swiss Agent) looks at part of engine.
SV Jap mechanic at work
SV Japanese mechanic inspects interior.
GV Engine, another angle.
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Background: A marine diesel engine - Japanese engineers claim it to be the largest in the world - has just been completed at Maizuru, by the Iino Shipbuilding and Engineering Company.
This mammoth engine - more tan 18 yards long - weighs some 687 tons and consumes 2.5 tons of fuel an hour. It is to be installed in the tanker 'Kakuho Maru' 47,300-ton dead weight, now under construction for the Iino Line Company. When completed next March, the ship will be the biggest Japanese tanker, and have a service speed of 16 knots.
The Iino-Sulzer engine was completed only 30 months after the Company was authorized by the Japanese Government to enter into a technical aid contract with Sulzer Brothers, Ltd. of Switzerland.