Miss Britain III speedboat

Made:
1933-09-24 in United Kingdom
maker:
Harold Tomlin

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'Miss Britain III' speedboat A photograph of crowds gathered to see the 'Miss Britain III' speedboat being lowered into the sea at Poole, Dorset
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A photograph of crowds gathered to see the 'Miss Britain III' speedboat being lowered into the sea at Poole, Dorset, taken by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 24 September, 1933.

A photograph of crowds gathered to see the 'Miss Britain III' speedboat being lowered into the sea at Poole, Dorset, taken in September 1933 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.

Built by Hubert Scott-Paine (1890-1954), an engineer and director of Imperial Airways, the 'Miss Britain III' was due to be driven in a race against the 'Miss America X', driven by an American, Gar Wood (1880-1971). The race was an attempt to break the existing speed record. Wood won, despite having a far heavier craft.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/C04364
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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