WORLD'S FASTEST HYDROGEN VESSEL
ELIZABETH SWANN - ZERO EMISSION WATERBORNE TRANSPORT
NOVEMBER 2023 - Continuous rain in Sussex, England had our workshop flooded out, and then a storm came along to cause a lot more problems. Roof repairs were effected, with other building repairs ongoing. The ever increasing downpours are tangible evidence of global warming. Finally, we got the jig for assembling the large scale proof of concept boat into position, with welding and other equipment to hand. Our engineering student is on the case, designing away in CAD. Next port of call is modifying the jig, to take larger diameter hulls. The proof of concept model has also grown in length. Our engineering student is seen here, getting things together. He is a speaker at the Bexhill Ocean Symposium on the 18th November 2023. Much of which is to do with how SeaVax spawned from the solar energy harvesting system of this concept. Elizabeth Swann is hydrogen powered, with solar assistance. The design advanced quite a bit in 2023, as you will see in 2024, as the youth team put the hull in the water for trials. Larger diameter alloy tubes were purchased in December 2023 for cutting in Jan-Feb 2024.
The world records for:
1. The world's fastest hydrogen powered vessel across the English Channel
2. The world's fastest hydrogen powered Atlantic crossing
3. The world's fastest hydrogen powered Pacific navigation
4. The world's fastest hydrogen powered Indian ocean crossing
5. The world's fastest hydrogen powered Mediterranean sea crossing
6. The world's fastest hydrogen powered world circumnavigation
During these events, the crew will attempt to live without using single use plastic packaging and disposable items, such as plastic toothbrushes and razors.
FREEDOM FROM FOSSIL FUELS: The climate clock is ticking faster according to the IPCC Sixth Report 2022, speeding up global warming. Now a major challenge for everyone in all walks of life, to reduce carbon footprints by transitioning to renewables. The good news is that climate change is on the things to do list of just about every country in the world, not just those affected by rising sea levels, desertification, loss of biodiversity, food and water shortages. We need to act now, to save all our tomorrows.
WORLD SPEED RECORD CONTENDER: The Elizabeth Swann is thought to be the world's largest hydrogen powered vessel. The triple hulled ship will be able to travel up to 4000nm stand alone on hydrogen tanks. We are examining the possibility of using LH2, ammonia and methanol as potential fuels to set a blistering circumnavigation record Around The World In 80 days. Subject to suitable bunkering at ports and harbours. The hull is to be built of 5083 marine alloy, GRP free.
It was Jules Verne who in 1874, first proposed water as an energy source, in The Mysterious Island. If we move quickly enough, we could mount a World Hydrogen Challenge on the 150th anniversary of his prediction, in 2024.
V2 JANUARY 2024 - This is a CAD drawing for a revised main hull @ 2800mm with 1870mm outriggers (D4 43.72kg) proof of concept model at 1:20 scale. Design copyright 6th January 2024. Cleaner Ocean Foundation, all rights reserved. The model is to include solar assistance and hydrogen power, with intermediate battery store. Potentially, the world's fastest solar or hydrogen ship. There will be no wind turbines. As you may have noticed, the design has increased in length. Tank tests will reveal the performance characteristics with generic hull ends to begin with, until additional backing is available. The vessel is to be used for filming an Egyptian adventure featuring Cleopatra reborn, and her love of the sun powered Queen of the Nile, as she calls the Elizabeth Swann.
Join us for a race into the nautical unknown. Like the RNLI, we are dependent on support from our philanthropic backers and volunteers.
Please note, that after careful reading of the Eligibility Criteria, that the Foundation would be ineligible at the current state of play, hence may not make EU applications for RIA proposals. That may change, if, for example, we become Crown Funded, or secure partners to the project. If that is of interest to any corporation or philanthropist, as our project progress. Please help if you can. We have included details of a call from January 2024, by way of an example, for anyone unfamiliar as to how Horizon Europe, or the Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, set out their criteria.
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