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Paddle Steamer Bessemer was a Passenger Steamer
1874 The Bessemer was a vessel built to demonstrate a concept propounded by Henry Bessemer, namely a ship where the saloon would be kept steady in all weathers. The original idea was to have it controlled by hand, but later it was decided to use a gyroscope. The ship was designed by Edward James Reed and constructed at Earle's yard in Hull.
Later Mr MacFarlane Gray demolished the underlying theory of using a gyroscope in a ship in this way.