Reference numberEC/1918/12
Previous numbersCert XIII, 141; A03018
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
Access statusOpen
Related materialEC/1918/13

Hadcock, Sir Albert George: certificate of election to the Royal Society

Fellows associated with this archive
NA1707Hadcock; Sir; Albert George (1861 - 1936)1861 - 1936
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView