News: In June 1557 Edmund Allin, his wife and five others were burnt at the stake, where Drakes pub now stands in Fairmeadow, Maidstone, for refusing to accept Catholicism.
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Author Topic: Electric Light at Chatham Dockyard  (Read 2104 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Sentinel S4

  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1946
  • Appreciation 154
Re: Electric Light at Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 17:44:33 »
Probably had a few Belliss and Morcom generating sets.

S4.
A day without learning something is a day lost and my brain is hungry. Feed me please.

Offline peterchall

  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3620
  • Appreciation 166
  • 25.06.1929 - 12.03.2016
Re: Electric Light at Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 17:08:29 »
As I mentioned in my thread Pee Cee's World, I'm sure that when I lived in Chatham Gun Wharf in 1939 the electricity was 110 volts direct current, supplied from the dockyard. Are there any details of that?
It's no use getting old if you don't get artful

merc

  • Guest
Electric Light at Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 14:45:28 »
Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle - Saturday, June 25, 1881

A great part of Chatham Dockyard is now illuminated with the electric light, and experiments are going on at Portsmouth with a view to its immediate introduction there.


The Morning Post - Saturday, August 02, 1890

The admiralty have decided to light the dockyard and other naval establishments at Chatham with the electric light, and the necessary machinery is now being fitted up. The work of the departments will in future be carried on, should the occasion require it, throughout the night.

 

BloQcs design by Bloc
SMF 2.0.11 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines