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Mauretania Starting Platform
DescriptionView of the engine room controls. The inner wheel you can see towards the middle of the photograph was used to control steam to the low pressure turbine for manoeuvring. The outer wheel was used for ocean steaming and controlled the main steam flow to the high pressure turbine. The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard. RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside. Reference: TWAS:DS.SWH/4/PH/7/6/57 (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email email@example.com. To purchase a hi-res copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the title and reference number.
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