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Illustrations and tables, from 'On the magnetic character of the armour-plated ships of the Royal Navy, and on the effect on the compass of particular arrangements of iron in a ship' by Frederick John Owen Evans and Archibald Smith

Reference number: PT/72/4

Date: 1865

Description

Several fold-out tables of data relating to deviation of the compass on board numerous Royal Navy ships around the world. 17 pages of manuscript and tables with two separate plates.

Subject: Engineering

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'On the magnetic character of the armour-plated ships of the Royal Navy, and on the effect on the compass of particular arrangements of iron in a ship'.

Received by the Royal Society on 9 March 1865. Read 16 March 1865.

Abstract of paper published in Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society of London], Volume 14, 1865.

Reference number
PT/72/4
Earliest possible date
1865
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
19 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator names

Frederick John Owen Evans

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Archibald Smith

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Frederick John Owen Evans, Archibald Smith, Illustrations and tables, from 'On the magnetic character of the armour-plated ships of the Royal Navy, and on the effect on the compass of particular arrangements of iron in a ship' by Frederick John Owen Evans and Archibald Smith, 1865, PT/72/4, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_72_4/illustrations-and-tables-from-on-the-magnetic-character-of-the-armour-plated-ships-of-the-royal-navy-and-on-the-effect-on-the-compass-of-particular-arrangements-of-iron-in-a-ship-by-frederick-john-owen-evans-and-archibald-smith, accessed on 22 May 2024

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