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    Gentlemen,
    In 1936, did passenger liners (e.g. Queen Mary I, etc.), have electrical outlets (British, U.S.) in the staterooms and common areas?
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    How else would the passengers have their toasted crumpets?
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    If this was you Peter then you would know the answers! ??

    Seems the Question is one and the same ?
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    If there it would have been DC not AC.
    Only in recent years that AC became available on ships.
    If you recall many of us had converters so we could use or record players or tape recorders.

    Have an electric shaver from way back, has a switch to change from DC to AC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Nuebler View Post
    Gentlemen,
    In 1936, did passenger liners (e.g. Queen Mary I, etc.), have electrical outlets (British, U.S.) in the staterooms and common areas?
    Thank you for any help you may provide,
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    Why ask something you already know the answer to, I notice it is your first post on here since 2017, why not ask something you don't know the answer to. We are always willing to help but it has to be reasonable

    The seamen on here are the same type of seamen as on nostalgia, we will have sailed on the same type of vessels and probably sailed on the same vessel at times

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    John, AC has been standard on ships for over 60 years. Last time I sailed on a ship that was DC was built in the mid 50's First AC ship was built in 1961.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Nuebler View Post
    Gentlemen,
    In 1936, did passenger liners (e.g. Queen Mary I, etc.), have electrical outlets (British, U.S.) in the staterooms and common areas?
    Thank you for any help you may provide,
    P.N.
    Hello Peter, Have searched high and low till my eyes are weary. Have capitulated and sent an email to the Curator of Transport and Technology a Museum in Glasgow [ as we built quite a few oueselves!] who concentrates on maritime and engineering collections, wish I had done it sooner Will come back to you when she replies....If this is for a pub quiz you're in trouble
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    Thank you all for your replies, much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Curry View Post
    John, AC has been standard on ships for over 60 years. Last time I sailed on a ship that was DC was built in the mid 50's First AC ship was built in 1961.
    Well James you ,must have been on very different ships to the rest of us.
    All I ever sailed on were DC.
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    You must have been with tight shipowners John who couldn’t afford a lecky .know what you Mean with DC ships .though .usually meant no automatic steering and only a gyro compass if you had an alternator/ converter which you probably couldn’t run repeaters off. When you think of all those DC ships during the war sailing in close order convoys all zig zagging at the same time as Cappy would say ...proper seamen. Not forgetting the carbon piles to keep the current constant , if you were lucky enough to.have a gyro compass .JS
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