Sunday, February 11, 2007
A rich dispay of Newcastle long history...from roman era to modern Newcastle...a great transformation of the city.
The Turbinia...built on the Tyne in 1894 by Charles Parsons. She changed the face of history and was the first ship to be powered by steam turbines...and in 1897 she became the fastest steam vassel in the world. Newcastle has a long history in ship building. It was once main industry in Newcastle and one of the biggest in England until 1984...and now it just a part of Newcastle history. Here is the real vassel displayed in the meseum.