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Offline Sentinel S4

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Re: Electric Light at Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 17:44:33 »
Probably had a few Belliss and Morcom generating sets.

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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?
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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.

 

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