Sir Charles Algernon Parsons OM KCB FRS
(1854-1931)

Died aged c. 77

Sir Charles Algernon Parsons, OM, KCB, FRS (13 June 1854 – 11 February 1931), the son of a member of the Irish peerage, was an Anglo-Irish engineer, best known for his invention of the compound steam turbine. He worked as an engineer on dynamo and turbine design, and power generation, with great influence on the naval and electrical engineering fields. He also developed optical equipment, for searchlights and telescopes.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Turbinia The World's First Steam-Turbine Powered Ship. Turbinia epitomises the achievements of Sir Charles Parsons (1854-1931), world-renowned engineer and inventor. Turbinia is powered by his greatest invention, the first practical steam turbine, which transformed high speed ship propulsion and established the foundation for present-day electrical power generation.

Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom where they was

CA Parsons No5 Generator This was one of the first commercial machines based on the 1884 patent by Charles A Parsons for a steam turbine and used a dynamo as load. Output 65 amps, 100 volts at a speed on 12,000rpm. Presented to Trinity College, Dublin by Gerald Stone, BAI, 1911.

Parsons Building, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin, Ireland where they was

1855 - 1931 This Library is dedicated to Sir Charles Parsons scientist and engineer who in the XIX century invented and perfected the compound steam turbine The memory of the great is enshrined in books

Guilford Street, London, United Kingdom where they was