Robert Whitehead

Engineer, Inventor

1823 – 1905

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Who was Robert Whitehead?

Robert Whitehead was an English engineer. He developed the first effective self-propelled naval torpedo. His company, located in the Austrian naval centre in Rijeka, was the world leader in torpedo development and production up to the First World War.

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Born
Jan 3, 1823
Bolton
Children
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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Died
Nov 14, 1905
Shrivenham
Resting place
St Nicholas' Church, Worth

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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