EAW007913 ENGLAND (1947). The Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company Works, Wallsend, 1947

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Title [EAW007913] The Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company Works, Wallsend, 1947
Reference EAW007913
Date 27-June-1947
Link
Place name WALLSEND
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 430701, 566071
Longitude / Latitude -1.5201532669924, 54.988209571246
National Grid Reference NZ307661

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Possibly this Nissen hut, and some of the larger wooden buildings in this area, were part of the admin/accommodation buildings for the HAA Gun Battery recorded as being in this approximate llocation during the 2ndWW.

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Monday 21st of October 2019 10:38:33 PM
Wallsend Grammer

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Thursday 14th of March 2019 12:55:39 PM
WW2 Camouflage Scheme mixture of dazzle and disruptive

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Monday 2nd of October 2017 10:20:50 PM
Patternmakers shop

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Wednesday 17th of December 2014 05:53:10 PM
kitchens and canteen

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Wednesday 17th of December 2014 05:50:43 PM
First Aid and Ambulance room, with ambulance (1950)

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Wednesday 17th of December 2014 05:48:09 PM
Drawing and Main offices

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Wednesday 17th of December 2014 05:43:20 PM
The boiler house, for the factory services. It was a Babcock water tube boiler which was coal fired. I worked there in (1950-1960)

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Sunday 23rd of March 2014 03:54:23 PM
This was the gear shop where most of the reduction gearing was cut. (1957)

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Sunday 23rd of March 2014 03:44:53 PM
Davy Inn (1957)

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Sunday 23rd of March 2014 03:41:46 PM
foundry (1950)

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Sunday 23rd of March 2014 03:38:27 PM
Copper smith's workshop.

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Monday 17th of March 2014 04:27:01 PM
Test boiler house. For specifically testing of the Turbines, once assembled in the adjacent building,

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Monday 17th of March 2014 04:24:52 PM
black-smith's workshop

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Monday 17th of March 2014 04:08:00 PM
This was the pre-training shop, which was visited for the first 6 months, at the beginning one's apprenticeship.

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Monday 17th of March 2014 04:02:01 PM
It is worth zooming in on this decorated building, as what may have been camouflage has an attractive comedy to it. Anyone else see the face looking at you?

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Saturday 8th of March 2014 05:39:50 PM

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Saturday 8th of March 2014 05:29:26 PM
High Street East

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Saturday 8th of March 2014 05:28:35 PM

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Saturday 8th of March 2014 05:27:56 PM

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Saturday 8th of March 2014 05:27:23 PM

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Saturday 8th of March 2014 05:26:56 PM
Just behind this railway line (still there in 2013) is Holly Avenue

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Saturday 8th of March 2014 05:25:57 PM
This building was still standing in 2013

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Saturday 8th of March 2014 05:21:44 PM
Railway level crossing

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Saturday 8th of March 2014 05:18:12 PM
Just behind the railway (no longer there) is Hadrian Road. Just off to the left is the location where Hadrians Wall once met the river.

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Saturday 8th of March 2014 05:16:59 PM

User Comment Contributions

The Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company Works, Wallsend,



Sir Charles Algernon Parsons was an English engineer, most remembered for his invention of the steam turbine and contributions to marine engineering.



Charles Parsons became an apprentice at the engineering firm of W H Armstrong in Newcastle, where he was permitted to develop a steam engine at his own cost. He then joined Kitson's in Yorkshire, working on torpedoes, followed by a position as head of the electrical equipment department with a ship engine manufacturer in Newcastle.



It was there in 1884 that Parsons developed a turbine engine and electrical generator that were able to produce a good supply of electricity cheaply and which revolutionised naval transport and warfare. Previous steam engines had been very noisy. By 1889 350 of Parsons’s steam turbines had been supplied.



Parsons had the idea of powering a ship by steam turbine, and in 1894 the ship Turbinia was successfully tested. Despite the success of the turbine engine, initial trials with one propeller were disappointing. After discovering the problem of cavitation and constructing the first cavitation tunnel, Parsons' research led to him fitting three axial-flow turbines to three shafts, each shaft in turn driving three propellers, giving a total of nine propellers.



Parsons decided to demonstrate his invention at the Spithead Naval Review in 1897, weaving in-between and outstripping the other warships in the harbour after Queen Victoria had inspected them.



Following this he set up the Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company. Two years later, HMS Viper, a turbine-driven destroyer, was launched, followed by HMS Cobra; by 1904, 26 ships powered by steam turbines were in operation.



By 1910 all the leading engineering and shipbuilding companies in the U.K. had taken licences to build Parsons turbines



1956 Acquired by Richardsons, Westgarth and Co



The company was absorbed into C. A. Parsons and Company and survives in the Heaton area of Newcastle as part of Siemens, a German industrial conglomerate.

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Sources used:

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/onlinestuff/

people/charles%20algernon%20parsons.aspx



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbinia



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsons_Marine_Steam_Turbine_Company

Link: [[Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company]]



http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Parsons_Marine_Steam_Turbine_Co



Advert image from Graces Guide is licensed under Gnu FDL v1.2, equivalent to CC-BY-SA Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike v3 licence.

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