Alcyone is a ship operated by the Cousteau Society. It was created as an expedition ship and to test the operation of a new kind of marine propulsion system, the turbosail. Alcyone's two turbosails are used to augment its diesel engines. Since the accidental sinking of Calypso, Alcyone has been the Cousteau Society's expedition vessel.
Turbosail ship Alcyone in harbour
|Port of registry:||La Rochelle, France|
|Builder:||Ateliers & Chantiers La Rochelle Pallice|
|Homeport:||Concarneau, Brittany , France|
|Length:||103 ft (31.4 m)|
|Beam:||29 ft (8.8 m)|
|Draught:||7 ft 8 in (2.3 m)|
|Speed:||10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph)|
Alcyone in popular cultureEdit
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- Cousteau Society's ship page for the Alcyone
- Jean-Charles Nahon (Naval Architect Bureau Mauric) and Bernard Deguy (First captain of Alcyone): Experience with sail assisted propulsion: the Alcyone[permanent dead link] (presentation slides, 2013. PDF, 13 MB)
- Description of Turbosail
- "Description of Turbosail" (PDF). Cousteau Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27.
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