Hydrogen gas and submarines. Danger!
In my submarine thriller, The Custom of the Trade, I describe an accident in an early submarine caused by hydrogen gas. Even today, hydrogen gas can be a killer in submarines. It has been reported that the recent accident in the Russian nuclear submarine, Losharik, was caused by a hydrogen gas explosion. Before the advent of nuclear propulsion, submarines were entirely reliant on battery power when dived. Today, batteries are a back-up in the event of having to shut down t