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Re: Would a submarine have hydrogen tanks onboard?
The British made a couple of hydrogen peroxide propulsion submarines postwar (1950ís): HMS Excalibur
and HMS Explorer
Like the earlier German Walter subs, these employed the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to generate steam for propulsion turbines. They had several explosions due to the high grade hydrogen peroxide, which was not particularly stable.
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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