SILVER  STREAK

EX MISS BROADWAY

151 CLASS HYDROPLANE

 Margaret III duplicate

Built 1923

 

  

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST INVITED

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Introduction

  

The SILVER STREAK was exported from

America to Australia in 1924.

  

 Fitted with a Pierce-Budd engine

and named Miss Broadway.

 

 When reaching Australia the new owner decided

 the Pierce-Budd engine was not fast enough

and fitted a Meadows engine and

was renamed to the SILVER STREAK.

 

SILVER STREAK exceeded world water speed records

 for its class winning 2 Bennett gold cups.


Prominent people that have been on board include the

 Duke and Duchess of York in 1927 and Amy Johnson

(the first Aviatrix who flew alone from England to Australia.) in 1930


 

 

 

Historical photos
 

News paper extracts and photos from the 1920's


 

MISS BROADWAY at Rockaway Park races

June 1924 , Photos from Rosenfeld & Sons

collection at Mysticseaport 





 




Amy Johnson below






The Silver Streak

This antique hydroplane was designed by C. C. Smith
and built by Clifford S. Hadley !

Length 16 feet 1 inch. breadth 4 feet 10 1/2 inches

Engine Manufactured by

MEADOWS HENRY LTD.

Wolverhampton England

100 hp six cylinder Cormorant marine engine

driven through a 'V' drive

capacity 189 cubic inches

95 MAX B.H.P at 3000 RPM

Compression Ratio 6.1

Ignition system magneto and crank start and

also fitted with a genuine ring gear and starter motor.

engine no. 6579

Boat speeds over 40 miles per hour. 

View the Silver Streak

3.50 min. You Tube video click here 

View the Meadows engine being started for

 the second time in over 65 years 

23 sec. You Tube video click here 

3.13 min. You Tube video click here

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Pierce-Budd engine

Replaced by Meadows engine in 1925.

J.H.Pierce sole manufacturer of

PIERCE-BUDD MOTORS

BAY CITY , MICH. , U.S.A.

Engine no. 2323
18-25 hp 3 cylinder 2 stroke
 
Fitted with dual "KINGSTON" model "E" carburetors
patent date may 3 1904

Boat speed 32 1/2 miles per hour

View the PIERCE-BUDD ENGINE 

1.13 min. You Tube video click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 PLANS & BUILDING

 DIRECTIONS 

1922 plans from THE RUDDER

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Before Restoration


The Silver Streak placed into storage in the mid 1900's and

removed in the 1970's with no missing parts.

Restoration completed in 2007

 

 

 

 

 

For Further information : 
 

YOU TUBE VIDEOS : click here

 

 AUTHENTICITY & HISTORY : click here
 

EMAIL :   silverstreak@webshield.net.au

 

 

 

 

 

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