Photographer's Note

this the engine of an historical english tug who crossed many times the channel to save soldiers during the second war opération in Dunkerque. The engine turn by a steam machine who burns coal in another part of the bottom deck.
Here we are under the cylinders. More down it is the "tree" for hélice.
This engine smell very good, the air is a little hot and it looks like a giant who live... we can heard the air coming out and in.... very impressive. during the visite, the engine is not turning for propulsion so it moves gently and we can follow all the moving pièces.
I like to stay in front of this historical machine and I imagine that could be the engine and boiling water of the Titanic...
Infortunatly, I have forgotten the name of this tug, certainly english friends will help me.

This photo is not very good technicaly, it is anyway real lights. I was along a side without to respire. I liked to share this story. I hope someone have also old engines to show.

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Additional Photos by pierrot beltante (bebel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 67 N: 1118] (7588)
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