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1912. Diesel Engines of the motor ship Juno.
Werkspoor engine 1922.
April 1952.

Werkspoor (Koninklijke Nederlandsche Fabriek van Werktuigen en Spoorwegmaterieel) of Amsterdam.

Founded in 1827 by Paul van Vlissingen (1797-1876) and Abraham Dudok van Heel (1802-1873).

Dutch Wikipedia entry here. Google's English translation here.

1912 1,000 H.P. Marine Diesel engine for MS Juno.

1912 North Eastern Marine Engineering Co approached Werkspoor for a licence for its design of diesel engine but the war delayed construction work[1]

1920s Marine diesel engines built (presumably) under licence by the North Eastern Marine Engineering Co

1927 A cylinder head/liner assembly made by Werkspoor for the Bergen-based tanker MT Hallanger is on display at Bergen Maritime Museum. The Hallanger was torpedoed in 1943.

1928 Description and illustrations of an 'Extra-High Pressure' two-cylinder horizontal reciprocating steam engine at the Werkspoor works in Amsterdam, with Meier-Mattern hydraulically-operated valves. Steam pressure 40 atm. (approx 570 psi). Cylinder bore 210 mm diameter. Central flywheel, rope drive. Steam from Werkspoor-Vickers-Spearing boilers.[2]

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  1. [1] The British Marine Industry and the Diesel Engine
  2. [2] 3 Feb 1928