Alcyone (ship)

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Rotorship Alcyone in harbour
Rotorship Alcyone in harbour
Career (France)
Name: Alcyone
Namesake: Alcyone
Owner: Cousteau Society
Launched: 1985[1]
Homeport: Concarneau, France[2]
General characteristics
Type: Research ship
Length: 103 ft (31 m)[1]
Beam: 29 ft (8.8 m)[1]
Draught: 7 ft 8 in (2.34 m)[1]
Sail plan: Turbosail
226 sq ft (21.0 m2) surface area[1]
Speed: 10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph)[1]
Crew: 12[1]

The 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. The Alcyone's two turbosails are used to augment its diesel engines. Since the accidental sinking of the Calypso, the Alcyone has been the Cousteau Society's expedition vessel.

The Alcyone in popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]

  • RV Calypso, for Cousteau's oceanographic expedition vessel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Alcyone and Turbosail". toledoseaport.org. 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Alcyone". cousteau.org. 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 

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