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1964 - world's first submersible powered by a fuel cell, which converts the chemical energy of hydrazine and oxygen directly into electricity

WORLD'S FIRST FUEL CELL POWERED SUBMERSIBLE

E&MP59.010

Fuel Cells

June 29, 1964

This is STAR I, about to undergo a trial run at the University of Connecticut's marine research laboratory at Noank, near Groton, Conn. Equipped with fuel cell power developed by Allis-Chalmers research scientists at Milwaukee, Wis., the one-man submarine research and test vessel is owned by General Dynamics/Electric Boat Division of Groton. It is the world's first submersible powered by a fuel cell, which converts the chemical energy of hydrazine and oxygen directly into electricity.


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