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Christopher Frederick Edwards

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Christopher Frederick Edwards (1897-1951)

1897 Born son of Frederick Edwards[1]

1952 Obituary [2]

"CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK EDWARDS. M.SC.. whose death in his fifty-fourth year occurred on 25th February 1951, was elected a Graduate of the Institution in 1917, was transferred to Associate Membership in 1927, and to Membership in 1935. He was also an Associate Member of the Institution of Naval Architects. When he left Oundle School in 1916 he served a two-year apprenticeship with J. I. Thornycroft and Company, Ltd., Southampton, and then took an engineering course at the City and Guilds College, South Kensington, where he obtained the Diploma of A.C.G.I., graduating B.Sc. in 1922 and proceeding later to the degree of M.Sc. After gaining experience in the oil-engine testing department of W. H. Allen, Sons and Company, Ltd., Bedford, he was engaged as an assistant on test-bed development of a high-speed engine for W. Beardmore and Company, Ltd., Glasgow.

In 1926 Mr. Edwards joined the staff of the Admiralty as senior technical officer in the department of Scientific Research and Experiment, but shortly afterwards his services were lent to the Royal Naval Torpedo Factory at Greenock, where he remained to the close of his active career some twenty years later. In this position he was responsible to the superintendent of the establishment for experimental work and the provision of testing gear in connexion with engines for torpedoes. His responsibilities also included efficiency and consumption tests in addition to making reports on the work carried out. Subsequently he was promoted to be principal scientific officer."

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