Temporary suspension of EU shipping, view details here.

Engine from HMS 'Prince Albert', 1864.

Engine from HMS 'Prince Albert', 1864.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


Model (scale 1:12). A horizontal direct-acting engine constructed by Humphreys and Tennant. The engine had two cylinders each 72 inches in diameter by 3 feet stroke, and were remarkable for the shortnes of their connecting rods, which were only 63 inches long, or 3.5 times the crank radius. The engines indicated 2121 hp at 61 revs per minute and drove a propeller 17 feet in diameter, 2.5 feet long, with a 21 feet pitch. The 'Prince Albert' was a coast defence armour- plated turret ship, built at Blackwall, London.

Image Details

Image Ref.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
Select finish
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas