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I'm not a submariner, but if I recall, my Dad....
who WAS a YNC (SS) on old fleet boats during the 50's and a GUPPY II-class boat in the 60....I Believe, he told me actual stories of H2 build-up during battery re-charging that was EXTREMELY Dangerous, and a few US boats having explosions onboard tied up to the pier, or at sea....
So maybe not used, but stored for proper disposal (venting or somethin' else????)
Unfort my 'Old Man' passed two (2) years ago, just when COV was hitting the planet...otherwise I Would Definitely ask him...and my memory slips on this question.
And besides I'm a 'target', as my Dad would tell me OFTEN ( damn I miss those conversations ),but can any of you 'bubbleheads' clue us in?
I was reading of a submarine being scrapped postwar suffering an explosion from onboard hydrogen tanks. I was thinking if these were from the scrapping crew for cutting or if hydrogen carried on board for welding?
Primarily a diesel boat question.
Maybe even applicable to surface ships?
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