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Admiralty: Admiralty Experimental Station and Admiralty Research Laboratory: Correspondence and Papers

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Admiralty: Admiralty Experimental Station and Admiralty Research Laboratory: Correspondence and Papers

The files in this series are arranged under the following headings: camouflage, degaussing (the neutralization of magnetism in ships, particularly as a defence against magnetic mines), early electronic research, optical and vision, rangefinders and underwater experiments. There is also a section of miscellaneous scientific papers and reports in which there is a file of correspondence between Sir Ernest Rutherford FRS and Professor William Bragg FRS during 1915 and 1916, relating to the directional hydrophone, a means of detecting submarines.

1915 - 1977
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Admiralty Experimental Station, 1915-1921
Admiralty Research Laboratory, 1921-1977
Physical description:
203 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Ministry of Defence , from 1974
Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The first Admiralty Experimental Station was set up in 1915 at Aberdour, Fife; it moved to Parkeston Quay, Harwich, Essex in 1917 and to Shandon on Gare Loch, Dumbartonshire in 1919. In 1921 it was established at Teddington, Middlesex, as the Admiralty Research Laboratory (ARL).

ARL was incorporated into the Admiralty Marine Technology Establishment, formed in 1977.

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