Fastest in the World

Fastest in the World

The Saga of Canada's Revolutionary Hydrofoils

Book - 2004
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Like the builders of the Avro Arrow, the pioneers of hydrofoils are celebrated in this book for their world-class accomplishments.


When Alexander Graham Bell was experimenting with flying machines, he developed hydrofoils as a means of getting airborne from water. In 1919, on the Bras d'Or lakes in Cape Breton, Bell and his collaborator Casey Baldwin broke a world speed record when their prototype HD-4 skimmed across the waves at 61.5 knots.
Fifty years later, the Canadian navy set a record for the fastest speed of any warship with their hydrofoil craft, HMCS Bras d'Or .
In Fastest in the World , John Boileau tells the story of the naval architects and engineers, excited by the prospect of developing high-speed submarine chasers, who built this world-class vessel.
This book examines how, just when Canada was on the brink of taking a unique role in anti-submarine warfare, the government withdrew support for the Bras d'Or . The orphaned vessel is now on view at the Maritime Museum of Quebec at l'Islet near Quebec City.

Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Formac Pub., c2004
ISBN: 9780887806216
088780621X
Branch Call Number: 359.83 BOI
Characteristics: 96 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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