Advanced Electric Ship Demonstrator

The Sea Jet Advanced Electric Ship Demonstrator, funded by the Office of Naval Research, is a 133′ vessel located at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock Division, Acoustic Research Detachment in Bayview, Idaho. The Sea Jet operates on Lake Pend Oreille, where it is used for testing and demonstrations of various technologies. Among the first technologies tested was an underwater discharge waterjet from Rolls-Royce Naval Marine, Inc., called AWJ-21, a propulsion concept with the goal of providing increased propulsive effiency, reduced acoustic signature, and improved maneuverability over previous Destroyer Class combatants.

The vessel was delivered in December 2005.


US Navy Sea Jet photograph by John F. Williams.