Wednesday, 12 July 2017

British experimental turbine powered boat Turbine very fast according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1897-1898 No. 7

An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that the new British torpedo boat Turbinia continued to improve her performance even achieving a speed of 33 miles. Compared with her displacement of just 43 tons  was the speed of the vessels as large as the new destroyers to be around 40 miles.(1)

1. Steel built by Brown and Hood, Waalsend on Tyne, England, launched on 2 August 1894 and nowadays exhibited in a museum at Newcastle. The British Admiralty was continuously informed about her results. She showed her high speed during the Navy Review at Spithead, England on 26 June 1897. This performance and other trials convinced the Admiralty to built just turbine-powered ships.