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HMS Bold Pioneer

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1953. G2 Gas turbine for Bold Pioneer.

One of the Royal Navy's patrol vessels, the first operational gas turbine powered warship.

1951 Built by Vosper fitted with Metropolitan-Vickers: G2 engine

1953 Sea trials of what was said to be the first operational gas turbine powered warship. The gas turbine was derived from the Gatric engine; first trials of a gas turbine powered vessel had taken place about 5 years previously.[1]. The gas turbine was installed in combination with (a pair of Napier) diesel engines[2]

Also see HMS Bold Pathfinder.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, January 22, 1953
  2. The Times June 15, 1953