Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

SS Pittsburgh

From Graces Guide
1922.

"Last Friday morning the White Star liner Pittsburgh arrived at Liverpool preparatory to her maiden voyage to Boston and Philadelphia on the 6th. The vessel carried out trials in Belfast Lough and was handed over to her owners by the builders, Harland and Wolff, on the previous day. She provides accommodation for 600 first-class and 1700 third-class passengers. The chief point of interest in her design lies in the extent to which electrical energy is used for auxiliary power and other purposes. She is equipped with a complete generating station capable of developing over 1000 horse-power. The extent to which electricity is employed on board the vessel may be judged from the fact that the total length of the distributing cable exceeds 80 miles. Electrical energy is applied to the operation of the steering gear. boat-lowering gear, cargo winches, lifts, stores hoists, engine-room starting platform equipment, sounding machines, and printing press. The clocks are electrically operated and are synchronised and controlled from the bridge. The entire cooking plant is electrically operated, and includes three large ranges, three circular roasters, a bakers' oven, dough mixers, and many small contrivances. The ventilating and heating arrangements are also electrically operated." The Engineer 1922/06/02


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