Steamship Dockyard IX

Steamship Dockyard IX
from Rotterdam


Steam Tug Dockyard IX sailing
Built in 1940 by Rotterdamse Droogdok Maatschappij, Rotterdam, Holland
Call sign Measures in meter Tonnage Engine
Length Beam Draught Gross Net
  25.06 6.31 3.00     370 10
Scotch marine steam boiler with two oil fired furnaces. 14 bar
Lentz four cylinder, double compound, engine with Klug's valve-gear.

Steam Tug Dockyard IX moored
Steam Tug Dockyard IX moored.


The engine room aboard Steam tug Dockyard IX

Steamship Dockyard IX boiler
Steamship Dockyard IX boiler with two fuel pressure atomizing burners.

Steamship Dockyard IX steam distribution
The Lentz steam engine system consists basically of two classic compound steam engines connected after each other with the HP cylinders in the middle and the crankshafts shifted 90°. This gives a four-cylinder engine with a smooth ride and no starting problems.

Steamship Dockyard IX manoeuvering place
Steamship Dockyard IX manoeuvering place.
Klug's valve-gear is used to control the poppet valves for steam distribution to the cylinders.
The rightmost bar on the picture is a link for manoeuvering of the engine's valve-gear from the bridge.