Friday, April 24, 2015

Weekend Steam: A Move Up From Triple Expansion

May 1 will be here in just a few more days, and that is the centennial of the Lusitania leaving New York on her final voyage. The great ship was torpedoed on May 7, and 1198 passengers and crew perished. Click Here to visit a site with some very good old photos of this historic ship. These are from a private collection, and are not public domain.

The Lusitania was revolutionary by virtue of its turbine engines. They were by no means perfected, and the ship had troubles with them, but she could run at 25 knots with the new-fangled non-reciprocating steam engines.

Images of Lusitania via Google Search.

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