Dr. Brian Newman: Mauretania

An excellent evening! Brian gave a fascinating insight to the development of the merged shipbuilding company of Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson at Wallsend on the river Tyne and the personalities responsible for the building of RMS Mauretania, including of course the brilliant marine engineer Andrew Laing, who designed the remarkable Turbine machinery installation. This fine ocean liner outstripped the performance of competing vessels for many years and was a great tribute to the men who designed and built her. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed Brian’s presentation – he is such a ‘master’ of holding the attention of his audience!