Alternative power sources for submarines

08 May 2019


The turn of the twentieth century marked a change in the development of submarines. Diesel-electric propulsion would become the dominant power system. Batteries were used for running submerged and gasoline or diesel engines were used on the surface and during snorting to recharge the batteries. Early boats used gasoline but quickly gave way to diesel, because of reduced flammability. Yet, over the years, other power sources have been investigated, and successfully applied.

In SWZ|Maritime magazine, Ronald Dingemanse (Senior Consultant, RH Marine) discusses these various alternative power sources for submarines in detail. Would you like to read the article? Click here.

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