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The first U.S. Navy surface ship powered by electric motors was the USS Jupiter.

She was later converted into the first aircraft carrier (see image below) and renamed the USS Langley.

According to MIT’s site on electric ship history here, “the early electrically powered [...]

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Always on the hunt for opportunities to inform my understanding of history, I’ve hit a gold mine. In addition to my fascination with the Civil War, I am equally passionate about maritime history and am a degreed engineer. Those three fields of study converge in a fascinating symposium hosted by the Continue Reading

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John W. Dower. War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War. Pantheon, 1987. See Pantheon’s site for this book here. See Professor Dower’s profile here.

Published on: 1987-02-12 ISBN-10: [...]

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