What this Machine Did

placeholder gifFroude's Apparatus for Testing Hull Shapes

This view shows the ship model testing tank at Chelston Cross. Froude used it to estimate the efficiency of movement of ship hulls' through water.

This is the trolley that towed the model boats along the water surface. You can glimpse the model in the water beneath the structure.

Written by Tim Crine

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Title Value
Written by Tim Crine
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Website www.torbay.gov.uk
Contributor   Tim Crine  
Identifier ref 807
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 diagram admiralty