Whitehead torpedo gyroscope, Royal Gun Factory, dated 1902.

Whitehead torpedo gyroscope, Royal Gun Factory, dated 1902.





Whitehead & Co

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Maritime, Technology


RGF Torpedo gyroscope, dated 1902.

Gear stamped: W & Co (Whitehead & Co of Fiume), 541 RGF, (Royal Gun Factory), and 541 RNTF (Royal Naval Torpedo Factory). 

Case stamped: RCD (Royal Carriage Department) 1902 and F.KING

Papers signed & stamped: ENGINEER COMMANDER IN CHARGE HMS SOKOTO. And R.N. Torpedo Depot Longhope.

In original brass fitted transit case used for winding and testing. With winding tool. 

Case dimensions: Width: 26 cm. Depth: 23 cm. Height: 17 cm.


HMS Sokoto, a torpedo sub-depot ship, built in 1899 by Vickers.

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