Memoir of Hayward Augustus Harvey

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T.W. Harvey, 1900 - 98 pages
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Page 78 - ... has been fully tested. It has been established that Harveyed plates without nickel in the steel show resistance to modern projectiles as great as any hitherto obtained when nickel was combined with steel in plates also treated by the Harvey process. The consequence of adopting this new system will be a great saving in cost for a given defence.
Page 82 - I place its resisting power at 50 per cent, above the steel and compound plates of 1888, which I have chosen as the basis of comparison. This advantage can be used by the naval architect in one of two ways: he can either clothe with armor a greater part of his ship, or he can obtain greater resistance, keeping the same thickness of armor. The new development is therefore of the greatest importance, and it will be a matter of satisfaction to this Institution that the British Admiralty have been the...
Page 81 - ... manufacture, and of the relative value of the various kinds of armor. Without disregarding the excellent qualities of the steel and nickel plates which I have alluded...
Page 82 - ... recently been effected in armor-plate manufacture, and of the relative value of the various kinds of armor. Without disregarding the excellent qualities of the steel and nickel plates which I have alluded Estimate of to earlier in this paper, I think I have shown that Harveyed armor would be...
Page 68 - Harveyizs such of the armor under the old contracts as was not too far advanced in manufacture to admit of the change, or as would not seriously delay the completion of the ships. In consequence of this, much of the side armor of the Maine, Texas, Indiana, Oregon and Puritan, the turret armor of the Maine, Puritan, and Monadnock, and the barbettes for the Oregon will be of Harveyized nickel steel. All the armor provided for under the new contracts will be treated by the Harvey process.
Page 12 - ... represented his district in the 21st Congress. As commander of a regiment of Alabamians he rendered brilliant service in quelling the disturbances on the state borders during the Creek war. Later he removed to Texas, then a republic, and was made a judge of the district and supreme courts. After annexation he took an active interest in the growth and development of the state and its institutions, and was a member of the convention which formulated the state constitution, and for a quarter of...
Page 68 - ... construction of other vessels of war than those above mentioned, a new contract for the further application of the Harvey process of treating armor plates is to be made between the Naval Department and the latter, should the Department so desire. " ' It is understood that the Naval Department will undertake to bear all the expense of the experimental development of the process as applied to armor plates, our Mr.
Page 81 - ... armor-plate that his name is chiefly known. Mr. Harvey boldly suggested it, and successfully practiced it long after experienced steel-workers continued to manifest disbelief in its practicability. Armormakers everywhere now pay tribute to some one of the Harvey companies, and, besides the United States, ten European, three South American, and two Asiatic nations have ships protected with Harveyed armor, England leading with no less than twenty-two battle-ships and forty-five cruisers. Mrs.
Page 30 - ... of Villa himself and 35 or 40 of his officers. They were the only ones who approached on horseback. I got hold of my gun and stationed myself in the middle of the room where I could command the door, determined to get a few of them before they got me. I was saved, however, by a member of the guard, and I have always felt that I owed him a great debt of gratitude. Unfortunately he was killed. This soldier was posted at regimental headquarters, which was within sight of my house. He evidently saw...

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