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Subject:  Re: Cruise Ship Date:  2/17/2013  1:39 PM
Author:  FlyingDiver Number:  18237 of 19741

Cruise ships have 4 or 5 giant engines. Two of them run giant big generators...those ships generate enough power for a good small size town of 10,000 people.....and need loads of power for giant freezers, air conditioning for 2000 rooms plus lots of public space, water and sewer systems, etc..

Actually, I think on the more recent ships, all the diesel engines run generators, and the actual propulsion units are all electric. Like diesel-electric locomotives.

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