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English Electric

former aerospace and defense company

English Electric[1] (EE) was a British industrial manufacturer. Founded in 1918, it initially specialised in industrial electric motors and transformers. Its activities would expand to include railway locomotives and traction equipment, steam turbines, consumer electronics, guided missiles, aircraft and computers.

English Electric
FateAcquired by GEC
Successor(s)BAC
GEC
ICL
When it was created1918
Defunct1968
HeadquartersLancashire
headquartered at Strand, London
SubsidiariesD. Napier & Son (1942-)
The Marconi Company (1948-)
Vulcan Foundry (1955-)
Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns (1955-)
English Electric Aviation (1958-)
English Electric Leo Marconi (1964-)

English Electric Diesel EnginesEdit

English Electric Diesel Engines was the diesel engine division of English Electric. It built diesel engines under the names English Electric, Napier and Dorman.

 
A diesel locomotive built by English Electric

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gunston, Bill (2005). World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Manufacturers, 2nd Edition. Phoenix Mill, Gloucestershire, England, UK: Sutton Publishing Limited. p. 164. ISBN 0-7509-3981-8.