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Computers at the Battle of Jutland


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Computers at the Battle of Jutland

Date and Time

20 November 2017 - 19:30-21:30


Norwich, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - East:Anglian Coastal local network. Contact secretary-angliancoastal@theiet.org for more information.

About this event

At Jutland, British and German dreadnoughts fought at distances that sometimes exceeded eight miles. To enable them to hit consistently at such ranges, many of the British ships had been equipped with integrated gunnery computer systems made by the firm of Elliott Brothers. This talk will describe how these early but now largely unknown computers worked, and why their development was, and remains even today, controversial. It will also discuss their place at the very beginnings of computer history.



Additional information

by John Brooks, author of “Dreadnought Gunnery and the
Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire Control” and “The Battle of

Joint event with Norwich Engineering Society

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