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A part of the propulsion system, batteries were vital to the functioning of diesel-electric submarines. They supplied electricity for the propeller and periscopes, as well as for air circulation and interior lighting while a submarine was submerged. When the submarine cruised on the surface, the diesel-engine recharded the batteries which could run for up to nine hours. The batteries resembled lead-acid type car batteries, except in size. In World War II, submarines' batteries were five feet tall and weighed over half a ton. Each submarine carried at least 100 of these batteries.
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