Illustration in The World's Wonder Ships
Illustration in The World's Wonder Ships -- rudder of the Queen Elizabeth Cunard liner. It weighs 140 tons, equal to the tonnage of the Mayflower, and contains doors in the sides and a ladder inside for inspection when in dry dock. Date: circa 1957
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Queen Mary Ocean Liner, work resumed
John Brown & Company in Clydebank in Scotland, begin the major task of constructing 'Queen Mary' Ocean Liner then know as 'Hull Number 534', which began in December 1930 on the River Clyde, but work was halted, due to the Great Depression of the 1930s. Finally after two and half years of the Ocean Liner 'Queen Mary' being idle, work resumed. Work on the Ocean Liner, was good news for many districts far removed from Clydebank. It was reckoned that, apart from the 3, 800 men busy on the ship herself when the work stopped, 10, 000 others were directly occupied on one of the many contracts or sub-contracts in foundaries up and down the country.
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Early balloon design
Early balloon design, described as an aerostatic globe, with equipment to travel in the air by wind. A) The Vessel. B) Sails that are used according to the wind. C) Another sail that can be used as a forward rudder. D) Rudder at the back. E) An anchor to stop the balloon in case of storm or when the passengers wish to disembark.
4 December 1783
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