Mauretania 1906 – History of Newcastle in Mosaics

Jesmond Subway Mosaics - Mauretania
Jesmond Subway Mosaics – Mauretania

Launched on the Tyne in 1906, fastest and largest ship ever at that time. There were two Mauretanias, the first built by Swan Hunter. In September 1909, Mauretania captured the Blue Riband for the fastest westbound Atlantic crossing—a record that was to stand for more than two decades. Thanks in no small part to Charles Parsons development of the steam turbine.

Steam Turbine, Newcastle Civic Centre Parsons Steam Turbine and the Turbinia from the Discovery Museum
Steam Turbine, Newcastle Civic Centre Parsons Steam Turbine and the Turbinia from the Discovery Museum