|Gray Model 6 - 72 serial no 550 - 1
|Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 - 07:39 am: ||
From the former colonial power!- I am rebuilding (slowly) a former 1905 UK Admiralty steam pinnace. The steam plant was removed in 1924 and replaced by a small Universal i/c engine, but her registration documents show that on the 5th February 1930 she was fitted with a six cylinder Gray, model and serial no not specified. Does the above model and serial no relate to a unit from that date?
When rescued from a canal, this Gray was still installed, though it had been underwater for some time. I have now established that the vessel itself is one of the few remaining Dunkirk Little Ships which took part in the evacuation of the British Army from Dunkirk in May /June 1940. If the engine was the one installed in 1940 it has considerable historical and heritage significance here in the UK (though I appreciate not so much in the US) and I would attempt to restore it.
Any guidance will be most welcome.
Post Number: 118
|Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 - 08:09 am: ||
Graymarine serial numbers from 1933-up are posted at http://www.finewoodboats.com/Gray.htm
Yours is earlier than the 1933 listing where it starts.