When shipbuilding joined science - a recipe for Britain’s industry success
Over a century has passed since Sir William Froude began testing model hulls in his makeshift laboratory at Torquay on England’s Devon coast.
By 1908 growth in the demand for ship and design research was such that England’s National Physical Laboratory had to start a separate Ship Division. This was made possible due to a £200,000 gift from Sir Alfred Yarrow and government subsidy. From this investment was born the Feltham Project, enabling dedicated scientists to design intricate ships and propulsion studies, growing Britain’s shipbuilding industry.
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Tokyo 25th – 27th May
Join our team at the largest maritime event in West Japan, where we will be showcasing a host of expertise, including a special seminar titled ‘The change to marine fuels in 2020 and the impact on cylinder oils’ presented by Global Marketing Manager, ExxonMobil Marine Fuels and Lubricants - Iain White