Organisation Royal Gun Factory

Woolwich, United Kingdom


The Royal Gun Factory was part of the larger Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, South London, England. In 1893 production of the Royal Navy's torpedoes was transferred from the Royal Laboratory to the Royal Gun Factory.

In 1910 The Royal Navy Torpedo Factory was established and assumed the production of the torpedoes previously produced by the Royal Gun Factory

Published resources

Book Sections

  • 'Notes on torpedoes, automobile torpedoes, British service torpedoes', in L. G. Carr Laughton, W. (ed.), The Naval Pocket Book, Thatcher & Co., London, 1899, pp. 650-657. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Trial of the 100-ton gun in the Royal Arsenal', The Engineer, vol. 50, 24 September 1880, p. 225. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • 'Naval and Military Intelligence', The Times, 29 May 1877, p. 6. Details
  • 'Naval and Military Intelligence', The Times, 11 June 1877, p. 8. Details

Online Resources

Prepared by: Rebecca Rigby