Hybrid schemes find new technologies for old concepts

Hurtigruten’s new expeditionary ships have four engines and two large battery packs (image: Hurtigruten)

Hybrid ships are not new. Just over a century before The Motor Ship was first published, the SS Savannah is credited as the being the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. It took 29 days, from 22 May until 20 June 1819 to travel from Savannah, Georgia, in the US ...

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