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The Past Afloat


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A series of eight films, written and presented by Anthony Burton 4: Full Sieam Ahead
As technology developed, the marine steam-engine grew up, producing more and more power from the same amount of energy. The screw propeller stayed but at the turn of the century a new kind of engine appeared: the turbine. ANTHONY BURTON visits Brunei's SS Great Britain at Bristol; a Clyde puffer, VIC32 at Tarbert; the elegant Swallow and the superb Otto on Lake Windermere. He finds the world's first turbineengined boat, Turbinia, still at Newcastle and a ' little Cunarder', Manxman, in service at Liverpool.


Presented By: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Lake Windermere.
Editor: Keith Wilton
Producer: Michael Garrod

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