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Reference numberEC/1918/12
Previous numbersCert XIII, 141; A03018
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TitleHadcock, Sir Albert George: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionDate stamp on reverse
CitationLt-Col RA (retired), Territorial Forces. Managing Director, Sir W G Armstrong, Whitworth & Co, Ltd, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Ordnance Engineer. Has given much attention to the mechanical science of ordnance, and has developed scientific methods of construction and the mathematical science of ballistics. Intimately associated with, and assisted, the late Sir Andrew Noble in many of his researches, and helped scientifically to develop them. Has been directly responsible for ordnance design and manufacture at Sir W G Armstrong, Whitworth & Co, Ltd, for many years. Assisted Sir George Greenhill, FRS, im making ballistic and other tableswhich were used in the Artillery Text Book, especially Tables of Twist of Rifling and Tables relating to Spherical Projectiles, and to Ogival-Headed Projectiles. Calculated and published in 1897 a complete set of Ballistic Tables, including a new form of Double Entry Table, by which the labour of calculating trajectories is greatly reduced. These tables were for many years the official tables of the War Office. Investigated the causes of various failures in guns and large hydraulic cylinders by his work, some of which is published in a paper 'On the Longitudinal Strength of Cylinders, &c (Proc Roy Soc). Author of articles on 'Gun making,' 'Ammunition and Ordnance' (Ency Brit). Part author of Modern Artillery.'
ProposersPhilip Watts; W E Dalby; Henry Oram; Alexander Kennedy; D Clerk; George Greenhill; A A C Swinton; Charles A Parsons; Robert Hadfield; [John Wolfe Barry]; A R Forsyth; H L Callendar; W Burnside; J A Harker; E G Coker
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Hadcock, Sir Albert George: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA1707Hadcock; Sir; Albert George (1861 - 1936)1861 - 1936
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