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2 August 2011

See the Miss Britain III

Designed and built by Hubert Scott-Paine in ten weeks in 1933, the Miss Britain III is famous for being the first single-engined boat to travel 100mph on open water in a record set the same year, which remained unbeaten for fifty years afterwards.

The hull of the boat is made from Alcad, a strong, light Aluminium Alloy which is part of the boat's secret. In 1951, the Miss Britain III was presented to the National Maritime Museum by Scott-Paine, and it is still on display sixty years later, in recognition of its importance in the world of speed records.

For more, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Britain_III

1 comment:

  1. Never been to the Maritime museum. Am off to check it out