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Turbinia: The Story of Charles Parsons and His Ocean Greyhound
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Turbinia: The Story of Charles Parsons and His Ocean Greyhound (Paperback)

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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.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsMaritime historyTechnicalEngineering & General TechnologyHistory of engineering & technology Publisher: Newcastle Libraries & Information Service Publication Date: 06/07/2009 ISBN-13: 9781857951394  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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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