Ken Smith tells the exciting story of Turbinia, the world's first steam turbine driven vessel, and of Charles Parsons, the remarkable man who astonished the world with an engine that revolutionised ship propulsion.
From her thrilling trials in the North Sea to the 1897 Fleet Review when Turbinia was the fastest vessel on the waves, the extraordinary saga of Charles Parsons and his boat remains without parallel in the annals of the sea.
This revised and expanded edition brings the story of Turbinia, including her last journey to Newcastle's Discovery Museum.
Publisher: Tyne Bridge Publishing
Author: Ken Smith