Scarborough built many wooden sailing ships during the 17th and 18th centuries but when the new steam powered ships started to arrive we did not have the facilites to make them. The fastest of these powered vessels was Turbinia. She had three prop shafts with three propellors on each shaft and could travel at over 30 knots! This made her the fastest vessel in the world in 1897.
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