Henry Brunel and the Torquay Research Tank
I was not able to complete my research into Henry Brunel’s involvement with the Torquay
Research Tank, and the material is now deposited in the Special Collections Library at Bristol
University. It includes:
- Early experiments at Torquay, 1859-1870
- The Admiralty Experiment Tank at Torquay (first in the world), 1870-1886
- Sea trials to evaluate tank predictions on ship performance
- Death of William Froude and transfer of the Experiment Tank to Haslar, Hants.
[These papers will no doubt be invaluable to anyone researching in this area.
With any additional information on these matters please contact: Mr Tudor at 3 Brook Drive, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8NY. Tel 01288 352542.
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From G.D.C. Tudor
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We have recently come across a document entitled 'The History of William Froude, 1810-1879'. There are many details of his life, as well as some technical drawings in the back. It came with a Froude DPX2 dynamometer along with the original documentation. Anyway interested please let us know.
Sorry. I have just picked this up on 12.03.06. Henry Brunel/Froude research material is with the Special Collections,(Hannah Lowery),
Arts and Social Sciences Library, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TJ: 0117 928 8014: H.J. Lowery@ bristol.ac.uk
Dear Mr Tudor,
For the last 6 months or so I've been working on a series of articles (intended for the Yachting Press) on Froudes work and have been given access to the Site at Haslar. The papers you describe could well hold some additional insight and I'd really like to be able to view them. Do you know if this would be possible, if so what notice will Bristol Uni require. Many thanks for any assistance, David