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'T'..... that is GREAT Info....
both you and Pete, helped me remember a few stories of Poss Explosions on other boats when my Dad was station in Alameda, CA...he was on diesel boats when he started his career as a YN, The ONLY YN on the boat!! It was more Those stories he would tell me
...... Just thinking of my Dad and Our Navy stories....
On US diesel subs, Condition Baker was set during battery recharging. This meant opening the compartment flapper valves so that the diesels would pull air (either on the surface or through the snorkel) through the battery wells to help dispel the H2 vented from the batteries during charging.
There were also small hydrogen "burners" in the battery wells to ignite small amounts before it accumulated to high levels. In nuclear powered boats, the batteries are recharged by DC electrical power via the turbogenerators with the power ultimately derived from the reactor. So the H2 burners and charge rates are more important since there is no active ventilation of fresh air through the submarine, as with diesel boats.
re-confirming my conversation with my Dad...as that there is a Build-up of H2 from recharging batteries.
Obviously, you can recharge your batts while out-to-sea, but is there a process or 'something special' that you would do while doing this??
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