I experienced my first exposure to engineering when I joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1939. We were required to keep a “Midshipman’s Journal” in which we recorded our daily activities from our instructional courses to life at sea. My journal includes several engineering drawings — which shows that I must have been paying attention.
The Navy has its own professional engineers to look after the complicated propulsion, weapons and domestic machinery in a warship. Without the engines, and all the other machinery, a warship would not be able to fulfil its duties.
This applies just as much to the nation as a whole.… Seguir leyendo »