|Need Help Identifying Engine - Submer...
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013 - 04:10 pm: ||
I'm a diver in southern California and came across the remains of an old wreck. The largest remaining piece of it since the wood hull has long since rotted away is this engine. Can anyone tell me what make/model, or horsepower of engine this might be? I apologize for the quality of the photos, visibility is poor at the site. While it's hard to see scale in pictures, I would estimate the engine is around 6-7' high.
Post Number: 568
|Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013 - 08:35 pm: ||
Pretty much a game of Blind Man's Bluff with that much encrustation. Looks like some other materials are lying across the engine in places. Any other photos?
Post Number: 37
|Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013 - 11:59 pm: ||
In looking at your picture of the engine and especially the Valve Covers..my guess would be the Packard or Steerling V-12 Gas Engine,..like used in the WW11 PT Boats. You can get a look at one if you watch the Engine room scene, in the Jack Kennedy Movie, PT 109.
Post Number: 113
|Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 03:48 pm: ||
Nice pics and a fun challenge!
Need some additional pics and some scale. Any possibility of getting a measure in there or your dive buddy to stand next to it?