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Encyclopedia > Robert Whitehead

Robert Whitehead (January 3, 1823 - November 14, 1905), British engineer. He invented in 1866 first modern torpedo. January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... A modern torpedo, historically called a self propelled torpedo, is a self-propelled guided projectile that (after being launched above or below the water surface) operates underwater and is designed to detonate on contact or in proximity to a target. ...

In 1864 Whithead accept the job as manager of a major engineering company in Rijeka. The company undertook work for the Austrian Navy. He made in the same year a contract with Ivan Lupis-Vukić in order to perfect Lupis invention of the first prototypes of a self-propelled torpedo in 1860. This resulted in Minenschiff, the first self-propelling torpedo, officially presented to the Imperial Naval commission on December 21, 1866. 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Rijeka (Fiume in Italian and Hungarian; Rijeka and Fiume both mean river) is the principal seaport of Croatia, located on the Kvarner Bay, an inlet of the Adriatic Sea. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ...

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  • Robert Whitehead (http://www.hansonclan.co.uk/Royal%20Navy/rw.htm)
  • Robert Whitehead (http://www.theheritagecoast.co.uk/historyfile/portland_and_weymouth/deadly_weapons/robert_whitehead.htm)



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