Wave power ship
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A wave power ship is a ship, propelled by fins harnessing the energy of the waves.
As yet, there is only one boat that is propelled by wave harnessing fins:
- Mermaid 2 uses a passive fin mechanism mounted at the bow. A combination of fins and springs capture wave energy, then release it as a propelling drive forwards.
A conceptual design for a large car ferry has been projected. This is planned to use wave energy as a minor component of its energy supply, the major source of which is hydrogen fuel.
- E/S Orcelle 
Ship concepts having wave harnessing fins:
- Suntory Mermaid 2 ref 1
- Suntory Mermaid 2 ref 2
- Suntory Mermaid 2 propulsion system close-up; shows that system works by the force of the springs triggered by the waves
- E/S Orcelle, with wave power capture
- Cloudseeder This ref makes no mention of wave power - instead it uses Flettner rotors. Note though that Salter is a well-known advocate of wave power.
- Salter, Stephen; Sortino, Graham; Latham, John (2008-11-13). "Sea-going hardware for the cloud albedo method of reversing global warming". Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 366 (1882): 3989–4006. Bibcode:2008RSPTA.366.3989S. doi:10.1098/rsta.2008.0136. PMID 18757273. Retrieved 2009-07-27.