Catalogue description Admiralty: Central Metallurgical Laboratory: Reports and Papers

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Reference: ADM 254
Title: Admiralty: Central Metallurgical Laboratory: Reports and Papers

Records of the Admiralty Central Metallurgical Laboratory, mainly concerning investigation of the failures of particular items of equipment.

Date: 1943-1956
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Admiralty Central Metallurgical Laboratory, 1936-1956

Physical description: 164 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Defence , from 1986

Administrative / biographical background:

The Central Metallurgical Laboratory at Emsworth originated as the metallurgical laboratory of the Engineering Department at Portsmouth Dockyard in about 1936. It was the main centre for metallurgical research for the Navy, and had outstation laboratories at dockyards at Chatham, Devonport, Rosyth, Singapore and Malta. Its closure in 1956 led to the dispersal of its functions to the Admiralty Chemical Department, Portsmouth and the Admiralty Materials Laboratory.

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