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A) Specific energy isn’t so important for submarine batteries since ballast is needed Counter: This doesn’t account for space, which is vitally important, and lead acid batteries have relatively poor energy density. From Appendix: Calculations for a full 70-day mission on one battery charge: A generic 3000-tonne diesel electric submarine showing ...


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Lead-acid batteries are reliable, robust, easily recharged, and exhibit almost zero fire risk. Mass on a submarine is pretty much irrelevant.


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