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Found two of these little V20`s on the beach

 

 

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I'm just waiting for zmanalex to post in this thread: "good condition used V20's in stock & ready for next day delivery". :lol::D

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Down on the beach at Crackington haven and we went over to a rocky part that is only exposed when the tide is out. There were two of them and a couple of bent propshafts. Either a shipwrecked boat or they have been dumped and washed up.

Might have to think about taking some tools and trying to get a souvenir

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Might have to think about taking some tools and trying to get a souvenir

 

Take plentyof WD40 if you do, looks like some of those nuts/bolts might be a little siezed....

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Might be from a WW2 German Schnellboot or motor torpedo boat. These were powered by 3 Maybach Mercedes V20 diesel engines which could propel the 100 ton boat up to speeds of 44 knots 50mph

 

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/living-history/german/german-s130-schnellboot

 

Thanks for the info, I bet three v20 engines made one hell of a sound they look huge

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thought they be a bit more corroded than they are if they were from WW2

Yeah, you're probably right, but interesting all the same.

Any identifying marks anywhere you can see?

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As you surmise a marine engine as it's on the shore and also the only other application I can can think of is rail locomotives lol.

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http://s-boot.net/pd...erim Report.pdf

 

here yer go

 

Daimler-Benz BOF8 MB501/511 diesel engines (20 cylinder Vee arrangement with 10 cylinders per bank and shell-bearings as opposed to rollerbearings on crankshaft), each engine developing 2,050hp, resulting in total power output of 6,150hp.

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Very interesting, you'd think they'd try and salvage some of the wreckage as its so close to shore, instead of letting it rot away :shrug:

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Need a hefty engine stand to work on that one eh!

 

As a side note, surprised that engine bits are still on the beach. Around my way, any scrap metal left lying about seems to vanish within minutes!

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Seems like a good opportunity to stick this up:

 

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Thats the bottom end of a Rolls Royce Merlin engine, cant imagine the forces needed to bend the crank like that :scare:

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