Battleships and Propellers – the work of Admiralty Iron Founder, Charles W Taylor

A talk by Harry Fitzsimmons

Largest casting made on tyneside WW1


Saturday 1 June



Donations welcome, free

To reserve a place please call the museum on 0191 2115599 or email


This free talk will appeal to anyone with an engineering background or military enthusiast, especially WWI. 

Discover the process involved in an iron foundry to produce multiple sized castings for engines of major battle ships including the Queen Elizabeth, the Malaya and Warspite. 

Also learn about the stage by stage construction of a marine propeller for which Taylor was internationally famous.