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Turbinia

The small boat that changed the world of shipping - The "Turbinia" doing 34 Knots , an unheard of speed in 1897 , and powered by the first of Charles Parsons Steam Turbines . This picture was taken in 1897 by Alfred John West and it was considered impossible to capture on film ,such a fast moving subject. Courtisey of Ships of the Tyne.

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