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I agree with eldersuk's answer but the date is wrong - Turbinia was late 19th Century. I was on a wild goose chase looking at an earlier date and found that the first commercially successful steam ship was the Clermont built in 1807.

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Well, that must be a record. You got that quicker than i took to type it. Exellent, well done. The Admiralty Showed little interest untill she steamed around the1897 Jubilee Review at Spithead at 34 knots. 1898 the first turbine driven Destroyer was ordered. HMS Viper.
 

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Sorry i got century Wrong. I'm an old man know, Brain fading away, like every thing else. I appologise. Barney
 

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benjidog said:
I agree with eldersuk's answer but the date is wrong - Turbinia was late 19th Century. I was on a wild goose chase looking at an earlier date and found that the first commercially successful steam ship was the Clermont built in 1807.

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Brian,

You are correct. However, if we look nearer to home the first commercially successful steamship in Europe was Comet.

"…………..in 1812 the Comet began a passenger steamboat service on the River Clyde between Glasgow and Greenock. This was the first commercially successful service in Europe." (Thumb)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamship

http://www.portglasgow4u.co.uk/townshistory/comet.html
 

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Don't worry Barney - I can't remember what day it is without looking at the Calendar! I was just being picky as it seems to be in fashion currently (LOL)
 
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