What the tank was used for

placeholder gif[The Tank at Chelston Cross, designed by William Froude]

This was the testing tank built at Chelston Cross, Seaway Lane, Torquay. The idea was that model ship hulls would be towed through the water and flow movement characteristics studied. The results of Froudes experiments were still used by naval architects 50 years later.

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Written by unknown author
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Contributor   Unknown author  
Identifier ref 802
Format   greyscale photograph; 163 mm x 211 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Torquay  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Brunel. Maritime. Engineering. Safety  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   AEW  
Keywords construction engineering froude ship architecture hull design admiralty