Miss Britain III

Miss Britain III was designed, built and driven by Hubert Scott-Paine, a noted pioneer of flying boats and fast naval attack craft. The stepped hydroplane hull was constructed using alcad aluminium sheet over an aluminium and wooden frame. She was powered by a Napier 'Lion' series VII B engine; the aero version was the world air-speed record holder.

In 1933, Miss Britain III was narrowly beaten in the Harmsworth Trophy. However, in that same year she was the first boat to pass the 100 mph (161 km/h) mark on salt water in the Solent.

Object Details

ID: BAE0064
Type: Racing speedboat
Display location: Display - Neptune Court
Creator: The British Power Boat Company; Scott-Paine, Hubert
Vessels: Miss Britain III (1933)
Date made: 1933
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 1626 mm x 8585 mm x 2413 mm
Parts: Miss Britain III

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