263Thames Sailing Barge No. 109881 'Dannebrog'
- Oct 23, 2006I am the owner of a narrowboat built by R. W Davis of Saul, Glos. The
boat was built as a prototype to accommodate a Kelvin K3 marine diesel
engine - the engine fitted to our boat was originally fitted to the
sailing barge 'Dannebrog' by Richard's Ironworks of Lowestoft in 1954;
I have copies of the invoice, delivery note and associated paperwork.
The late George Bergius, who designed the engine believed that the
unit supplied in 1954 would have been a replacement for an earlier but
similar engine - he based his assumption on the fact that no control
equipment or installation materials were supplied with it. R W Davis
acquired the engine for restoration at the end of 1993.
I am trying to find out more about the 'Dannebrog' - so far I have
established that it was acquired from Pauls by the contractors
developing St. Katherines Dock during the 1970s and that it may have
been on display there for about twenty years before being towed to the
Rochester area where it may have been broken up.
It would be especially helpful if I could trace a photograph of the
Can anyone help?
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