Author Results for Peter McOwat

Note: Henry Bell’s Comet: The account book for 1820

By Peter McOwat

This account of the first steam ship, which operated on the route to Fort William  from September 1819, is derived from an account book of the vessel’s operation in 1820. The income and expenditure is recorded, as well as names and wages of crew. The passengers are also listed, giving a social commentary on the […] Read More

Filed under: Nineteenth Century | Other (Nineteenth C) | Shipwrecks | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Administration | Merchant Marines

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

By Peter McOwat

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 […] Read More

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