Mauretania Starting Platform by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on Flickr.
View of the engine room controls.
The inner wheel you can see towards the middle of the photograph was used to control steam to the low pressure turbine for manoeuvring. The outer wheel was used for ocean steaming and controlled the main steam flow to the high pressure turbine.
The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard.
RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside.
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