Monday, 6 February 2017

British labourer invented new tempering method for steel according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1910-1911 no.6

An item referred to the Times reporting that an employee of a large armour plates plant invented a tempering method which was far more better as the until then used methods. The inventor handed the patent over to the cabinet.

A second item claimed that with a same thickness the new armour plates were stronger as the German Krupp armour. Some newspaper claimed that the British cabinet bought the invention and that even the newest dreadnoughts were fitted out with this new armour type. German trade magazines disagreed and wrote that it was nearly impossible to improve the Krupp armour. It was however possible that the British producing method was cheaper while the Krupp method was very expensive.