Thursday, 28 February 2013

SS 'Turbinia', 1904

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Built by Hawthorns and Leslie in 1904, the SS 'Turbinia' is not the more famous experimental steam turbine boat that was built in the 19th Century by Charles Parsons, but is instead a passenger ferry. The 'Turbinia' name was very popular as it was by then strongly associated with speed and smoothness. This ferry was used in the Great Lakes of North America, later working in the West Indies, and then converted to a hospital ship for use in the Great War

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