Naval Gunnery Fire Control in WWI
Several decades prior to the use of electronic digital computers, the fire control problem was computed on mechanical computing devices. Analog data was transmitted through tightly integrated networks, often using cables with many conductors. This talk will survey these technologies and describe their use.
Mairi Dulaney, The Dreadnought Project
Mairi is a programmer by day and works on the steamship Virginia V by, well, also day. She is the ship’s electrician as well as a designated engineer (assistant to the chief engineer). She’s pretty handy with an oil can.