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Miss England III

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Name  Miss England III
Length  11 m
Beam  9.5 ft (2.9 m)
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Type  Racing monohull hydroplane
Installed power  2 × 2,000 hp (1,500 kW) @ 3,000 rpm
Propulsion  Twin Rolls-Royce R-type V-12 aero engines Geared drive to twin screws, running @ 9,000 rpm
Speed  119.81 mph (104.11 kn; 192.82 km/h) on 18 July 1932, Kaye Don, Loch Lomond
Builder  John I. Thornycroft & Company

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Miss England III was the name of the last of a series of speedboats used by Henry Segrave and Kaye Don to contest world water speed records in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Design and construction

Miss England III differs from the earlier Miss Englands in using twin screws. The type R engines from Miss England II were also further developed by improved supercharging.

Racing career

On 18 July 1932, Kaye Don set a new world water speed record of 119.81 mph (104.11 kn; 192.82 km/h) on Loch Lomond. The record stood until August, falling to a new four-engined Miss America X at 124.91 mph (108.54 kn; 201.02 km/h). Don declined any further records, and Miss England III went to a museum.

References

Miss England III Wikipedia


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