The “King Edward” and the Development of the Mercantile Marine Steam Turbine

By Peter McOwat, published August 2002

Abstract

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.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Science & Exploration

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