Ailsa Craig RF2's - Year of Manufacture 1938
Engine current condition - Dismantled, Donated to the Internal Fire Museum.
This pair of Ailsa Craig RF2's, 20hp @ 1200 rpm, had been removed from M/Y Ruda for overhaul and some minor modification for use in the modern world. Unfortunately after strip down and inspection it became apparent that the performance issues being experienced by the owner were due to these engines being underpowered for Ruda resulting in the engines exhibiting damage relating to overloading, It was therefore decided to repower Ruda and find the Ailsa Craigs a home for their retirement.
Ruda is a historic ships register vessel was built in 1938 by Lady Bee Ltd, Shoreham on Sea and was utilised as a patrol boat by the Admiralty during WWII and finally passing back into private hands in 1946.