Compound Steam Engine

Compound Steam Engine (HM1AUC)

Location: Stonington, CT 06355 New London County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 21.571', W 71° 57.889'

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Compound Steam Engine
From Tugboat Socony 5
Horsepower: 850
Cylinders: 2
Bore: 19", 40"
Stroke: 28"
Weight: 40,000 pounds
Length: 8' 9" ? Width: 6' 10" ? Height: 14'
This large steam engine was built in 1927 by the Staten Island Shipbuiding Company in Staten Island, NY. It turned a 10-foot-diameter propeller on the steel tugboat Socony 5, part of a New York Harbor tugboat fleet owned by Standard Oil Company of New York.
Developed about 1870, the two-cylinder engine was a practical power plant for small to medium-sized vessels for almost 80 years until superseded by diesel engines. This example worked with a steam pressure of 160 pounds per square inch. Steam from the boiler first entered the small high-pressure cylinder, driving its piston, and was then exhausted into the large low-pressure cylinder to expand further.
The engine's horsepower of 850 may seem modest by today's standards, but this figure is based on a working load output, unlike horsepower calculations for modern internal-combustion engines. This engine has 10 times the horsepower of the Paine compound engine of the Museum's passenger steamboat Sabino.
ID# 1993.153
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 251999 N 4582909
Decimal Degrees41.35951667, -71.96481667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 21.571', W 71° 57.889'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 21' 34.26" N, 71° 57' 53.34" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 41 Greenmanville Ave, Stonington CT 06355, US
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