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Whitehead, Robert

Born: 1916 AD
Died: 2002 AD

1823 – Born in Bolton, Lancashire, England on the 3rd of January.

1856 – He accepted the job as manager of the company.

1860 – He made a contract with the local engineer Giovanni Biagio Luppis in order to perfect Luppis’ invention of the first prototypes of a self propelled torpedo.

1866 – He developed the first automobile or self-propelled torpedo.

1870 – He had managed to increase the torpedo’s speed to 7 knots and it could hit a target 700 yards away.

1898 – Purchased the newly invented gyroscope mechanism from its Austrian inventor Mr Ludwig Obry, who was also a naval officer.

1905 – Died on the 14th of November.