The Cunard White Star liner R.M.S. Berengaria (the former S.S. Imperator) was equipped with a Baird mechanical scanning TV station.
|Length:||919 feet (280.7 m)|
|Beam:||98 feet (29.9 m)|
|Tonnage:||52,226 gross tons|
|Machinery:||Steam turbines powering four propellers.|
|Service speed:||23 knots|
Radio station: On 7th March 1928, trials were conducted of a superior ship to shore broadcast system using the mechanical scanning TV system (M.S.T.V.). While the system worked, the picture quality was so poor that facial details were virtually unrecognisable.
Location: Trials were conducted with the liner sailing between Southampton - Cherbourg - New York. Passengers used the system to talk and see relatives on land.