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Harvey armor

Type of casehardened naval armor / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Harvey armor was a type of steel naval armor developed in the early 1890s in which the front surfaces of the plates were case hardened. The method for doing this was known as the Harvey process, and was invented by the American engineer Hayward Augustus Harvey.

8 inches (200 mm) Harveyized nickel-steel plate from 1894

This type of armor was used in the construction of capital ships until superseded by Krupp armor in the late 1890s.

The Harvey United Steel Company was a steel cartel whose chairman was Albert Vickers. The year 1894 would see the ten main producers of armor plate, including Vickers, Armstrong, Krupp, Schneider, Carnegie and Bethlehem Steel, form the Harvey Syndicate.