This is my first posting here. I navigated here with Google and there was and old thread about ship board power but a forum search did not answer my question. I am a retired US Navy Radioman. My Dad is a retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Electrician's Mate. I have a question which My Dad has been talking about for many decades. As a young petty officer in the early 1950's he was stationed on US Navy transport and a refrigerator ships that used DC for their main power system. He has told me for more years then I can remember how much of a nightmare it was maintaining them. I can understand an ammunition ship, or perhaps an oilier of WW2 vintage using DC power however I was stationed on the USS Mispillion AO-105 and it was an AC ship, and it was launched in 1945 Can one of you answer this question so my Dad, can have the answer at last?
I have a couple nephews who are currently ET ratings in the Navy I will be sure to turn them on to this forum, thanks in advance.
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