The “King Edward” and the Development of the Mercantile Marine Steam Turbine
The King Edward was the first merchant ship to be fitted with a steam turbine engine, only four years after the demonstration by Turbinia at the Fleet Review of 1897. The success of the King Edward, in her role as a passenger steamer on the Clyde estuary encouraged further ships to be built, including the Cunard liner Mauritania, which operated for many years without breakdown.
Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Science & Exploration