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turbine in which steam strikes blades and makes them turn

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The famous vessel was powered by a Parsons Turbine which was patented by Sir Charles Algernon Parsons in 1884 who founded the company C.A Parsons and Company to produce them.
"In March last year Tyne Wear Museums was approached by the Electrical Power Historical Museum in Yokohama, which is seeking an example of Parsons turbine generating set for display in its permanent galleries."
Similar Parsons turbines are already on display in several UK museums, including a much larger version at Newcastle's Discovery Museum and another at the Science Museum, in London.
Initially, small ships such as passenger ferries and naval destroyers were constructed, but by 1906, the largest battleships and trans-oceanic liners were powered by Parsons turbines.
Now Parsons turbines are on display in several museums in the UK, including Newcastle's Discovery Museum, as well as across the world.