[D8829AAK1], Report from U.S. Navy Dept. Bureau of Navigation, 1888

Item

Abstract

"From report for 1887. Ships now lighted by electricity.- The Trenton ### So far as kown the TRENTON, which was installed early in 1883, was the first crusing man-of-war in the world so fitted, and the experiment proved such a success as to practically settle the question in our service. ### The Engine is a 9 1-2"x 12" ARMINGTON & SIMS and during the past year has been overhauled and found in excellent condition. ### The OMAHA ### Has an ARMINGTON & SIMS ENGINE. ### The NEW HAMPSHIRE ### Has an ARMINGTON & SIMS ENGINE ### The DOLPHIN ### Has an ARMINGTON & SIMS ENGINE. ### The ATLANTA ### Has an ARMINGTON & SIMS ENGINE. ### The BOSTON ### Has a ... Engine. ### This Engine is very heavy and cumbersome, and inferior for dynamo work on board Ship for many reasons, ---- the Engine however is not satisfactory in its performance. ### The CHICAGO ### Has two ARMINGTON & SIMS ENGINES. ### From Report for 1888. ### The TRENTON ### The Engine has continued to perform excellent service, on one occasion it run FIFTEEN DAYS WITHOUT STOPPING. ### The ATLANTA ### The plant for this Ship continues to give satisfaction, and is fequently RUN A WEEK CONTINUOUSLY. ### The BOSTON### The plant for this Ship as orginally installed and described in my last report has not given satisfaction. ### Recently the original plant has been removed and another substituted having an ARMINGTON & SIMS ENGINE. The new Engine and dynamo weigh about 3500 pounds, and the old about 10.400 pounds. The deck space occupied by the new plant is 4 feet 3 inches by 17 feet 5 inches. The double cylinder ARMINGTON & SIMS ENGINE is very light and compact; it runs very smoothly without noise, and its automatic governor is very efficient. ### The CHICAGO ### Has two ARMINGTON & SIMS ENGINES. ### The YORKTOWN ### Has two ARMINGTON & SIMS ENGINES double cylinder and double acting Engines, each directly connected to its dynamo by means of a flexible coupling. ### The BALTIMORE ### Will have two ARMINGTON & SIMS ENGINES same as the YORKTOWN. ### THE PENSACOLA ### Will have an ARMINGTON & SIMS ENGINE same as the YORKTOWN. ### (Lieut. Comm. Bradford speaks of the Engine on the Trenton as running continuously for fifteen days:- this is not an exceptional case, for a great many of our Engines have exceeded this:- in fact the largest run we believe has been 63 1-4 days without stopping by an Engine in Chicago.) The A & S. Eng. Co.-

Date

1888-00-00

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8829AAK1

Folder Set

D8829

Title

[D8829AAK1], Report from U.S. Navy Dept. Bureau of Navigation, 1888

Microfilm ID

122:1015

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University