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Parsons and Marine Engineering Turbine Research and Development Association

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1944 A new research and development organisation was formed by 19 shipbuilding and marine engineering companies; its name would be Parsons and Marine Engineering Turbine Research and Development Association (PAMETRADA)[1]. Its work included the design and practice of marine turbine propelling machinery.

c.1965 Pametrada provided the turbine designs for the ship built by John Brown and Co for Cunard which was named QEII. These turbines proved to be problematic in service, blamed on pushing design expertise beyond capabilities of the design team[2]

1967 The company was closed down


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 31 May 1944
  2. The Times, Feb 11, 1969