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The Saga Of Submarines

Submarines are amongst the most complex engineering marvels of this era. Today these crafts can alone steer the course of a war. A meagre knowledge that you have one of these, is enough to send a chill down your enemy’s… Continue Reading →

India : Unsung Maritime History Part IV

Bombay Dockyards crowned jewel, Hms Trincomalee’s keel was laid in April 1816. She floated out of Bombay dock on 12th Oct 1817. Commisioned on 15th oct 1818. The ship belonged to a class of 38-gun Fifth Rates which were the Royal Navy’s standard… Continue Reading →

India : Unsung Maritime History Part III

The rise of Bombay Dockyard was a result of its strategic natural harbour which was naturally isolated from land-attacks. The English realized this potential in the early 1600’s and began its campaigns to acquire it. But it was only in 1735… Continue Reading →

India : Unsung Maritime History Part II

Taking things forward from our previous post. As we move ahead in time in the era after Christ from 4th to 6th century  i.e. during the Gupta Empire under the leadership of Samudragupta Maurya and Vikramaditya, several seaports were constructed on… Continue Reading →

India : Unsung Maritime History

India’s vast coastline of roughly 7000kms has always attracted huge amounts of trade. But seldom is India’s contribution to shipbuilding talked about. Today let us address India’s glorious past of in shipbuilding. India has a very rich maritime history. It… Continue Reading →

Systems On Engines Part – 5

In this post, we shall see how the engine is started. Starting System: Engines are normally started by cranking the running masses of the engine by one of the following means Manual Starting  Battery starting  Compressed Air Startin A) Manual… Continue Reading →

Systems On Engines Part – 4

Fuel Oil Service System: Once the oil is purified and stored in the day tanks, the fuel is drawn to the engine through the service system. The system consists of the following components. Fuel oil circulation pumps:  They have a… Continue Reading →

Systems On Engine – Part 3

Fuel Oil System: Very low-grade fuels are used on Marine Diesel Engines (which are available at low cost) to reduce the fuel cost. These Fuels contain impurities in the form of water and sediments and hence, they are to be purified… Continue Reading →

Systems On Engine Part – 2

Lubricating oil System: There are a number of components on the engine (like crank pin bearing, crankshaft bearings, camshaft bearings, various moving components etc) which are to be constantly lubricated. Most of the bearings are made of white metal and any… Continue Reading →

Systems On Engine Part – 1

Any diesel engine will have the following systems which are essentially required: Cooling System Lubricating oil system Fuel Oil System Exhaust System Starting System. Let’s straight dive into understanding how cooling system works. Fresh Water Cooling System: The cylinder jackets of the… Continue Reading →

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