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TURBINIA: 1894 - "TURBINIA: The Story of Charles Parsons and his Ocean Greyhound"

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Ship History - "TURBINIA: The Story of Charles Parsons and his Ocean Greyhound" by Ken Smith, printed 1996, softbound w/ 50 pages.

A seminal moment in the development of ocean liners took place on June 26, 1897. Inventor Charles Parsons zipped his turbine-powered steamboat TURBINIA through the middle of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Review of the Fleet at Spithead, England. Patrol boats gave chase to the intruder but at an amazing 34.5 knots nothing could catch her. Parsons spectacularly proved the worth of his invention which was soon adapted by ships ranging from ocean liners to naval vessels.

Smith recounts the exciting story of Parsons and TURBINIA in this well-illustrated book.

As for the ship herself, she was nearly cut in half in a 1907 accident. Then in 1926 she actually was cut in half on purpose with the stern going to a science museum that couldn't fit the entire ship while the bow languished for two decades until going to the Newcastle Science Museum. Against all odds, the two halves were reunited in 1961 and the ship put on display. You'll find her today at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle.

Very good condition.

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