Science: Steam v. Oil

Announcement came out of England that the shipbuilding firm of William Denny & Brothers, of Dumbarton, Scotland, was to build an experimental ship whose propulsive steam would be retained in water-tube boilers capable of sustaining a pressure of 550 Ibs. to the square inch — more than twice the steam pressure of any steam installation used aboard ship today. This announcement, though it followed close upon the heels of a paper read by a famed engineer before the British Institution of Naval Engineering suggesting that steam turbines could be developed with...

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