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STAMFORD® alternator helps restore 86-year-old vessel as part of Dunkirk restoration project

Dunkirk Little Ship Restoration Project Ltd, based in Hartlepool, approached Generator Solutions for a compact alternator for their small vessel as part of it restoration.

The ship, which is now 86 years old, was built in Great Yarmouth, UK in 1935, known as the M.V. Coronia and was taken over by the Admiralty for war duties and renamed H.M.S. Watchful on September 16 1939.

The client required a single phased machine and was unable to clarify whether the adapter and coupling disc were suitable.

The STAMFORD® PM144H1 stock alternator, fitted with and SAE 4 adapter and a 7.5 coupling disc was suitable in comparison to what was required. Whilst Generator Solutions compared their parts to the upfit stock, it was ascertained that they needed a SAE 3 adaptor with an 11.5 disc. During the process the alternator was rewired to single phase and upfitted to specification requirements.

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