Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 138,077 pages of information and 222,858 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Yarrow-Admiralty Research Department

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

1946 Yarrow Admiralty Research Department (YARD) was established to improve research on naval propulsion machinery following experience in the Second World War. The organisation consisted of engineers from Yarrow and Co. Ltd. and English Electric Co. Ltd who, together with representatives of the Admiralty's Engineer-in-Chief's Department, produced recommendations for the improvement of propulsion machinery design.

1949 English Electric staff left the team in order to allow them to bid for turbine work on which the team had been employed.

YARD continues to provide the Navy Department with authoritative technical advice on naval machinery as well as taking responsibility for the construction of prototype machinery.


See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information

  • [1] National Archives