Christopher Cockerell

Christopher Cockerell

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir Christopher Sydney Cockerell CBE FRS (4 June 1910 - 1 June 1999) was an English engineer, inventor of the hovercraft. Cockerell was born in Cambridge, where his father, Sir Sydney Cockerell, was curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum, having previously been the secretary of William Morris. Christopher Cockerell was educated at Gresham's School, Holt. He then entered Cambridge University as an undergraduate member of Peterhouse, and where he studied engineering and was tutored by William Dobson Womersley. He began his career working for the Marconi company in 1935, and got married soon afterwards. He worked on radar systems during the Second World War. Cockerell was awarded the Howard N. Potts Medal in 1965. Cockerell was knighted in 1969 for his services to engineering. He died at Hythe in Hampshire.show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 613496073X
  • 9786134960731