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Schichau and Co

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1883 engine at the Deutsches Museum
April 1888.
1898. SS Kaiser Friedrich.
1893. Electric Lighting Engine: Imperial Medical Academy, St. Petersburg.

Elbinger Schichau-Werft of Elbing. Elbing was in West Prussia, now Elbląg, Poland.

Established by Ferdinand Schichau.

Ferdinand Schichau also built a shipyard in Pillau near Königsberg (East Prussia) (today Baltiysk, Kaliningrad Oblast). The Borussia, constructed by him, was the first screw-vessel in Germany. He constructed another large shipyard in Danzig (Gdańsk).

Schichau gained an associate c.1873 when his daughter married Carl H. Ziese (1848 -1917). In 1874 he built the first compound steam engine for a German warship.

Schichau's name remains in the Schichau Seebeck Shipyard at Bremerhaven, Germany.

For more historical information, see Wikipedia entry for Ferdinand Schichau.

An impressive example of a sectioned 1883 triple expansion torpedo boat engine is on display at the Deutsches Museum (see photo).

A similar sectioned engine (1888 900 HP triple-expansion marine engine from the 'Weihe' torpedo boat) is on display at Vienna Technical Museum.

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