37 relations: Alexander Kennedy Smith, Andrew Clarke (British Army officer), Camden Fort Meagher, Chatham, Kent, City of Hobsons Bay, Cliffe, Kent, Contra-rotating, Cork Harbour, County Cork, Differential (mechanical device), Dry dock, Fort Albert, Fort Ricasoli, Fort Tigné, Garrison Point Fort, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Hugh Childers, Irish Australians, Isle of Wight, John Ericsson, John Louis Lay, Louis Brennan, Plymouth, Royal Engineers, Royal Engineers Museum, Sheerness, Steam engine, Thickness planer, Torpedo, University of Melbourne, War Office, Whitehead torpedo, William Charles Kernot, Williamstown, Victoria, Winch, Wire-guided missile.
Alexander Kennedy Smith (7 July 1824 – 16 January 1881) was a Scottish/Australian engineer and former Mayor of Melbourne.
Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Clarke, (27 July 1824 – 29 March 1902) was a British soldier and governor, as well as a surveyor and politician in Australia.
Camden Fort Meagher is a coastal defence fortification close to Crosshaven, County Cork, Ireland.
Chatham is one of the Medway towns located within the Medway unitary authority, in North Kent, in South East England.
The City of Hobsons Bay is a local government area in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Cliffe is a village on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent, England, reached from the Medway Towns by a three-mile (4.8 km) journey along the B2000 road.
Contra-rotating, also referred to as coaxial contra-rotating, is a technique whereby parts of a mechanism rotate in opposite directions about a common axis, usually to minimise the effect of torque.
Cork Harbour is a natural harbour and river estuary at the mouth of the River Lee in County Cork, Ireland.
County Cork (Contae Chorcaí) is a county in Ireland.
A differential is a gear train with three shafts that has the property that the rotational speed of one shaft is the average of the speeds of the others, or a fixed multiple of that average.
A dry dock (sometimes dry-dock or drydock) is a narrow basin or vessel that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform.
Fort Albert (map reference) is a tower fort nestling under the cliffs south-west of Fort Victoria on the Isle of Wight, England.
Fort Ricasoli (Forti Rikażli) is a bastioned fort in Kalkara, Malta, which was built by the Order of Saint John between 1670 and 1698.
Fort Tigné (Il-Forti Tigné - Il-Fortizza ta' Tigné) is a polygonal fort in Tigné Point, Sliema, Malta.
Garrison Point Fort is a former artillery fort situated at the end of the Garrison Point peninsula at Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.
Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.
The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence is a museum in Hong Kong, located in a former coastal defence fort overlooking the Lei Yue Mun channel, near Shau Kei Wan on Hong Kong Island.
Hugh Culling Eardley Childers (25 June 1827 – 29 January 1896) was a British Liberal statesman of the nineteenth century.
Irish Australians (Gael-Astrálaigh) are an ethnic group of Australian citizens of Irish descent, which include immigrants from and descendants whose ancestry originates from the island of Ireland.
The Isle of Wight (also referred to informally as The Island or abbreviated to IOW) is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England.
John Ericsson (born Johan) (July 31, 1803 – March 8, 1889) was a Swedish-American inventor, active in England and the United States, and regarded as one of the most influential mechanical engineers ever.
John Louis Lay (January 14, 1833 - April 17, 1899) was an American inventor, and a pioneer of the torpedo.
Louis Brennan CB (28 January 1852 – 17 January 1932) was an Irish-Australian mechanical engineer and inventor.
Plymouth is a city situated on the south coast of Devon, England, approximately south-west of Exeter and west-south-west of London.
The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army.
The Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive is a military engineering museum and library in Gillingham, Kent.
Sheerness is a town beside the mouth of the River Medway on the north-west corner of the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent, England.
A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid.
A thickness planer (also known in the UK and Australia as a thicknesser or in North America as a planer) is a woodworking machine to trim boards to a consistent thickness throughout their length and flat on both surfaces.
A modern torpedo is a self-propelled weapon with an explosive warhead, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater towards a target, and designed to detonate either on contact with its target or in proximity to it.
The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia.
The War Office was a department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army between 1857 and 1964, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence.
The Whitehead torpedo was the first self-propelled or "locomotive" torpedo ever developed.
William Charles Kernot (16 June 1845 – 14 March 1909), was an Australian engineer, first professor of engineering at the University of Melbourne and president of the Royal Society of Victoria.
Williamstown is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, south-west of Melbourne's central business district in the local government area of the City of Hobsons Bay.
A winch is a mechanical device that is used to pull in (wind up) or let out (wind out) or otherwise adjust the "tension" of a rope or wire rope (also called "cable" or "wire cable").
A wire-guided missile is a missile that is guided by signals sent to it via thin wires connected between the missile and its guidance mechanism, which is located somewhere near the launch site.