Installation of a Large MWM Engine in “Minna Horn”

Between Germany and the Caribbean

Petra Kupka
In the 1920s, the first and most likely only large MWM diesel engine of the type DS100-S was installed in the freighter “Minna Horn” and delivered to Central America for use by the Flensburg-based shipping company H. C. Horn. Before it was shipped and installed, the engine was subjected to two test runs. The engine delivered 1,600 hp at 120 rpm and weighed about 175,000 kg. Prior to the conversion, some 50 passengers were able to travel on the freighter until 1930. The combined freighter sailed between Germany and the Caribbean until 1938.


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