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Reference numberEC/1896/06
Previous numbersCert XII, 6
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TitleElgar, Francis: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationProfessor Elgar has advanced the science of naval architecture by original investigations, notably in the departments of stability and of the structural strength of ships. These are described in papers communicated to the Royal Society, one of which is printed 'in extenso' in Roy Soc Proc No 232, 1884. An abstract of the other was read before the Society on the 14th Jan, 1886. The first describes an important and novel principle which determines the variation of stability with draught of water, and the second greatly advances the investigation of the straining actions upon ships at sea. Professor Elgar is distinguished for his acquaintance with the theory and practice of Naval Architecture, and was unanimously elected on that account by the Court of Glasgow University to the 'John Elder' Chair of Naval Architectural and Marine Engineering. He is eminently distinguished as a Naval Architect and Engineer, being a Fellow of the late Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Member of Council of the Institution of Naval Architects, Member of Council of the Institute of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was appointed in January, 1884, by the Council of the Institution of Naval Architects to sit as their representative upon the Committee formed by the President of the Board of Trade to frame rules for regulating the load lines of ships.
ProposersEdward J Reed; [R Grant]; J Cleland; William Thomson; [J Thomson]; J G McKendrick; John C Dalrymple Hay; Frederick Bramwell; W H Preece; [T P Kirkman]; Frederick A Abel; Lowthian Bell; Henry Bessemer; Walter Buller; [Edward A Inglefield]; [H C E Childers]; [T Hawksley]; [John Hawkshaw]
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Elgar, Francis: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA5820Elgar; Francis (1845 - 1909)1845 - 1909
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