Reply To: The Mountbatten station keeping gear
Thank you for this information. Perusing the complex details of the patent it provides a fascinating insight into Mountbatten’s mind, assuming these were all his ideas. According to Le Bailly the invention was very well thought of in Naiad. Is it known whether the system was adopted in any significant way by the British fleet, particularly in destroyers? Maybe Mountbatten had it installed in HMS Kelly and ships of his squadron.
Assuming no restrictions were put on publication of the patent maybe other navies adopted it too.