Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,723 pages of information and 235,473 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

PS Marion

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1816 Launched

1816 David Napier's first marine engine, for the steamboat PS Marion, was completed early in 1816.

First steam boat to ply upon Loch Lomond was the Marion, of 57 tons. She was the first owned by David Napier, and driven by his first marine engine.

1817 After running for a year on the Clyde, she began service on Loch Lomond. Napier's connection with this service continued 33 years.

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