1955 JDH-30 Generator Set Information Request

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Evening all! I picked up something today that is quite interesting (at least to me). Its a 30 KW Navy "portable" generator powered by a Buda Diesel Engine. I would like to see if any of you might know some information on these units. Here is what I know based off the data plate:

Year of Manufacture: 1955
Engine Serial Number: 71904
Unit Serial Number: 6
Registration Number USN: 51-06019
Date Shipped: January 1955
Unit Manufactured by: J. R. Hollingsworth, Phoenixville, PA

On the Buda Engine Plate
Mod: 6DT-468
Gov: 1200 RPM
Bore and Stroke: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
B/M: D7468 A
Serial Number: 71904

Have anyone ever seen a set like this?
Anyone have any TMs, Manuals, or documentation?
Anyone know much history about this?

She starts well, purrs like a kitten, and makes electric. I am happy to add the first A-C Diesel to my collection. What kind of pictures would you like to see?




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Burgkunstadt, Germany
Take some pictures of it, inside and out. The Army used a different model number for its equipment. I have a number of TM's for JH gen sets. But if I can see that its set up the same way yours is, maybe you can get a little closer to it.
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