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Miss Britain III


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Gallery locationNeptune Court (Floor plans)
VesselsMiss Britain III (1933)
Publication(s)Treasures of the National Maritime Museum
Gloria Clifton and Nigel Rigby
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Object ID BAE0064
Description Miss Britain III was designed, built and driven by Hubert Scott-Paine, a noted pioneer of flying boats and fast naval attack craft. The stepped hydroplane hull was constructed using alcad aluminium sheet over an aluminium and wooden frame. She was powered by a Napier 'Lion' series VII B engine; the aero version was the world air-speed record holder. In 1933, Miss Britain III was narrowly beaten in the Harmsworth Trophy. However, in that same year she was the first boat to pass the 100 mph (161 km/h) mark on salt water in the Solent.
Date made 1933

Artist/Maker Scott-Paine, Hubert
The British Power Boat Company
Place made Southampton, Hampshire, England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials asbestos; Alloy
Measurements 1626 mm x 8585 mm x 2413 mm
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