Miss Britain III - National Maritime Museum (Greenwich, London)
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N 51° 28.842 W 000° 00.326
30U E 707927 N 5707535
Quick Description: Depicted famous racing power boat Miss Britain III, work of a British aircraft and boat designer Hubert Scott-Paine, You can find in National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/2/2014 6:16:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMMT9D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
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Depicted famous racing power boat Miss Britain III, work of a British aircraft and boat designer Hubert Scott-Paine, You can find in National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

In search for speed dominated the 1920s and 1930s. In 1933 Hubert Scott-Paine, a pioneer of flying boats and fast naval craft, applied aircraft know-how to the design of Miss Britain III. Her wooden-and-aluminium framed hull was covered in Alclad, a highly polished pure aluminium. This increased her speed and resisted corrosion in salt water. Miss Britain weighed only 1.5 tons compared to her 7-ton all-wood American rival, Miss America X. In 1933, the two boats raced each other in the USA for the International Harmsworth Trophy, watched by over 250,000 people. Miss Britain was narrowly beaten but the clever use of new materials in her design led to the crucial development of fast naval torpedo boats and gunboats during WWII.

Is there a tour: NMM has free access

If boat is a garden what was planted in it: Not listed

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