Paxman V12YHA Diesel 60-litre 450bhp/1000bhp Ship Engine from HMS Rhyl
Photos of the event can be found here: http://rhobbs.co.uk/amm
This 60 litre Paxman V12YHA Diesel Ship Engine is from HMS Rhyl and was
displayed and run at Hollowell Steam Rally 2011.
A few interesting facts...
Cubic capacity works out at nearly 60 litres, with 12 cylinders that's
almost a gallon per cylinder.
Max speed continuous 1000rpm but could do 1500rpm in an emergency. Try not
to run at 1500rpm for too long as things get very spectacular with bits
Rated at 450bhp but read somewhere that the pressure charged engines went
up to 1,000bhp.
An oil change will empty a 205 litre barrel of engine oil and at full power
it will happily chew its way through 23.5 gallons of fuel every hour. Just
to put that into context, most car fuel tanks are around 11-12 gallons.