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Title: Servicing the big guns of the Royal Navy in Malta and the invention of the Armstrong Mitchell 160-ton hydraulic dockside crane
Authors: Cassar, Michael
Keywords: Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History
Navies -- Malta -- History
Warships -- History -- 19th century
Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Navies -- Malta -- History -- Supplies and stores
Issue Date: 2016-05-29
Publisher: Allied Newspapers Limited
Citation: Cassar, M. (2016, January 24). Servicing the big guns of the Royal Navy in Malta and the invention of the Armstrong Mitchell, Times of Malta, pp. 34.
Abstract: In this article, Michael Cassar explains the role of the engineer William George Armstrong in the evolution of the warships of the Royal Navy during the second half of the 19th century. In 1846, William George Armstrong used water pressure to power a hydraulic dockside crane : it was a world first. Then, he sold armaments and ships all over the world, including Malta. After landing in Malta the guns were transported to the local Iron Ship Repairing Shop.
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