Turbinia: The Story of Charles Parsons and His Ocean Greyhound by Ken Smith
This is the exciting story of Turbinia, the world's first steam turbine-driven vessel, and of Charles Parsons, the man who astonished the world with an engine that revolutionised ship propulsion. From her thrilling trials in the North Sea, to the 1897 Fleet Review when Turbinia was the fastest vessel on the waves, the extraordinary saga of Charles Parsons and his boat remains without parallel in the annals of the sea. This expanded and revised edition includes new illustrations and brings Turbinia's story up to date. It is published in association with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.