It says it is a Ford but I don't think it is.
USS Benham, DD 49 was a "four piper" but was not a flush deck destroyer. She came before that most famous type. Pre WWI
No wonder there weren't very many big six Fords around they kept parking them at the bottom of the sea!
Uh, guys, there's a dead body on the front of the car !
Naw. Guy has a safety rope. Looks like he is working on getting it secured for lifting. Note his arm is bent. Would be hanging straight down if he were dead.
Oops. Should be "safety line." Being an airdale I didn't use salty talk that much.
I'm so glad to hear he's OK !! ;- )
That's no Ford. I'm thinking EMF, with the diamond shape holes in the running boards.
E-M-Fs had transaxles.
That guy may be alive, but he's going to get hurt if he keeps cranking with his right hand.
Ha! If I were on that ship when this thing was pulled up, that guy would be ME!
I agree with Layden, That looks an awful lot like the underside of my 1908 Mitchell Model J. The thick steel perforated running boards are the same. Clutch is the same, and the odd lever linkage too. The Mitchell has the same crank case, for total loss oil system. The Mitchell is RHD, not sure this one is.