Author Results for Alan Wolstencroft

The Whitehead Story

By Alan Wolstencroft

Robert Whitehead was born in 1823, son of the owner of a cotton mill. Robert did not join the family business but became an engineer who in later life invented a new underwater weapon, the self-propelled torpedo. Whitehead established a company which was later bought out by Vickers and Armstrong. In 1912, Frances Whitehead, granddaughter […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Biography | Weapons