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Electric Boats and Ships

A History

Kevin Desmond (author)

ISBN: 9781476665153

Publication Date: Oct 2017

Format: Paperback

Provides an international history of the electric boat and ship from 1835 to the present. It celebrates the Golden Era of electric launches, 1880-1910. It narrates how electric propulsion continued its progress with the turbo-electric ship, and shows how sustainable and hybrid technologies have recently been scaled up to the integrated electric propulsion of the largest ocean-going ships.
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This is the first international history of the birth and rebirth of the electric boat and ship from 1835 to the present day. It celebrates the Golden Era of electric launches, 1880-1910. It narrates how, despite the arrival of the internal combustion engine, electric propulsion continued its progress with the turbo-electric ship. It shows how sustainable and hybrid technologies, pioneered in small inland waterways craft towards the end of the 20th Century, have recently been scaled up to the integrated electric propulsion of the largest ocean-going ships.
Illustrations 95 photos
Pages 281
Dimensions 254 x 178
Date Published 30 Oct 2017
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Shipbuilding technology, engineering & trades   Ships & shipping: general interest  
Kevin Desmond, a technology historian and biographer, lives near Bordeaux in southern France. Since 1976, his 27 published books and 300 articles have illuminated the men and women innovators, often forgotten, behind the progress of transport and related subjects.

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