CUNARD: R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth II turbine blade. In 1986 the...

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CUNARD: R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth II turbine blade. In 1986 the Queen Elizabeth II underwent a £90 million refit that marked the end of her life as a steamship as her turbine engines were replaced by a diesel electric system. This turbine blade was one of a number saved from the ship and sold in 2008 as a limited edition of 27. It is from the low pressure, largest diameter units, with a radius of 20ins, and made from nickel chrome stainless steel with a special leading edge insert of stellite (to resist the high temperature steam). They have been re-polished to bright and mounted on a black painted oak base with red leather panel to match the Cunard colours. This is number 26 of 27, with a numbered certificate. Blade measures 20½ins. x 4ins.

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Auction Date:
17th Apr 21 at 1pm BST

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