Evolution of naval weaponry

Joint event between the IET Manchester Network and BCS Manchester Branch.

Date:
Wednesday 6 February 2013

Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm

Venue:
Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB

Cost:
Free and open to all.

Speaker:
Professor Eric Grove, University of Salford

Synopsis:

Developments in Weaponry and Support Systems for Destroyers and Frigates from the First Ironclads to the Current Day.

This free event is open to everyone and is a joint event between the IET Manchester Network and BCS Manchester Branch. There is no requirement for individuals to book. The event is 6pm refreshments for a 6.30pm start.

Initially, the cannons, small arms and associated storage and delivery systems, were modelled on those traditionally employed on wooden fighting ships. However, the resulting performance did little to justify the consequent costs and operational complexity. This presentation looks at the development of the operation of the newer systems and how this lead to a continuing improvement in all aspects of provision, operational procedures, storage, training and practice over a long period of time.

Such developments were not only carried out in peace times, but also more rapidly during times of sea battles occurring in respect of the many minor and major conflicts which arose during this turbulent period. The current scenario is much more international, publicly observed and concerns active operations remotely controlled from many areas globally. Some of this is reported by the media, other aspects are reported through actual events recorded as they happen.

Consequently, the world is now much more aware of what is happening, some of which arises because of the widespread reporting of activities, events and consequences.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event could be part of your CPD, including as part of the CPD process for Chartered status. Further details can be found at www.bcs.org/cpd