Turbinia: The Story of Charles Parsons and His Ocean Greyhound

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This is the exciting story of Turbinia, the world's first steam turbine-driven vessel, and of Charles Parsons, the man who astonished the world with an engine that revolutionised ship propulsion. From her thrilling trials in the North Sea, to the 1897 Fleet Review when Turbinia was the fastest vessel on the waves, the extraordinary saga of Charles Parsons and his boat remains without parallel in the annals of the sea. This expanded and revised edition includes new illustrations and brings Turbinia's story up to date. It is published in association with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

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Ken Smith tells the exciting story of Turbinia, the world's first steam turbine driven vessel, and of Charles Parsons, the remarkable man who astonished the world with an engine that revolutionised ship propulsion. From her thrilling trials in the North Sea to the 1897 Fleet Review when Turbinia was the fastest vessel on the waves, the extraordinary saga of Charles Parsons and his boat remains without parallel in the annals of the sea. This revised and expanded edition brings the story of Turbinia, including her last journey to Newcastle's Discovery Museum, right up to date.

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Ken Smith was a sub-editor on The Journal, Newcastle for 25 years and has written many books on the maritime and engineering history of the Tyne.

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