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Turbinia Deutsche Parsons Marine

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Turbinia, Deutsche Parsons-Marine-Aktien-Gesellschaft

Founded 17th September 1901 by a partnership of Brown Boveri and Co of Switzerland, Brown, Boveri & Cie. AG of Mannheim, and the Parsons Foreign Patent Co. Ltd., London. It was purely a selling and patent holding Company, with its activities restricted to Germany, Russia, and several other northern countries. Until 1914 BBC concentrated the design of marine turbines at Baden. In that year, for national reasons, Brown, Boveri & Cie. AG, Mannheim, set up an independent marine turbine office, but for other countries design and development were still carried out at Baden. After the submission of the first marine turbine projects to the German Admiralty in the summer of 1901 the construction of marine turbines was begun at the Baden Workshops in 1903 with the turbine plant for the German torpedo-boat "S 125", this being the first marine turbine plant to be built on the Continent. At practically the same time Brown, Boveri & Cie. AG, Mannheim, started work on a turbine plant for the light cruiser "Lübeck".

In 1914, at the outbreak of the First World War, a great part of the vessels in both the German and Russian Navies was equipped with Brown Boveri-Parsons marine turines having an aggregate rating of 1.7 million SHP, while at the conclusion of hostilities this figure had reached approximately 2.8 million SHP.

The above information is condensed from the Brown Boveri Review [1]

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  1. [1] The Brown Boveri Review, Vol XXIX, Sept/Oct 1942, No. 9/10