EX MISS BROADWAY
151 CLASS HYDROPLANE
Margaret III duplicate
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST INVITED
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
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
Length 16 feet 1 inch. breadth 4 feet 10 1/2 inches
Engine Manufactured by
MEADOWS HENRY LTD.
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
Replaced by Meadows engine in 1925.
J.H.Pierce sole manufacturer of
BAY CITY , MICH. , U.S.A.
Boat speed 32 1/2 miles per hour
View the PIERCE-BUDD ENGINE
1.13 min. You Tube video click here
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
YOU TUBE VIDEOS : click here
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