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Turbinia
Society
Main Category
Sub Category
Era
Date Created
Location Country
us
Coordinates
54.969139, -1.6245
Address1
Tyne and Wear Museums Service
Address2
Blandford House, Blandford Sq.
City
Newcastle upon Tyne
Country
Zip

The Turbinia was the world's first turbine-driven ship. It attracted worldwide attention at the 1897 Spithead Naval Review by traveling more than 34 knots. This remarkable performance accelerated the acceptance of the steam turbine as an alternative to the steam reciprocating engine on ships as well as for central electric light and power stations. Sir Charles A. Parsons (1854-1931) invented (1884), developed, and promoted the steam turbine, as well as the design of the Turbinia. For this, he is considered among the outstanding technological innovators of all time.

World's first turbine-driven ship
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Public Domain (Copyright Expired)
Image Caption
Turbinia
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