Sir William Hamilton - Pipe Smoker

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

Log in

Search on Site

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

Recent Posts

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

npod

Preferred Member
Jun 11, 2017
2,813
175


I’ve spent the last two nights learning about Bill Hamilton after seeing a documentary about U.S. Navy Littoral Class ships. He was a genius and developed the first cintrifugal gear pump for boats. This translated to vessels being able to go upstream on the Colorado river against strong currents. Eventually the technology was used to engineer navy ships that could run in 10-14 feet of water, known as Littoral. Some links below. Eventually his legacy translated to HamiltonJets, one of the leading water engine companies today.
Anyway, almost everything I’ve researched show Mr. Hamilton with a pipe in his mouth.
http://www.hamiltonjet.com/global/sir-william-hamilton

https://www.hamjet.co.nz/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littoral_combat_ship




 

brassmonkey

Member
Mar 6, 2018
116
1
Hamilton Jets are well known here in Christchurch, I know a couple of guys that work for the firm.