Papers regarding the centenary of the launch of the steamboat The Comet at Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland

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  • Newspaper articles 1912
  • Pamphlets 1912

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Launched in 1812  , the 'Comet' was the first steam propelled vessel to be used in commercial service in Europe. It was designed and built by John Wood & Co , Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland, for Henry Bell , marine engineer of Helensburgh, Scotland, and travelled at a speed of 3 horse power. The ship was wrecked in 1820  but its engine was salvaged and presented to the Science Museum in London in 1862  . This material relates to the celebrations that surrounded the centenary of its launch in 1912.

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Deposit : 1970s

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