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The Elizabeth Swann in a stormy sea, during the Treasure Island adventure



AI SHIP: The Elizabeth Swann is a versatile blue water machine, that is capable of defending itself. Draft scripts for Kulo-Luna and Cleopatra The Mummy are published with 'Treasure Island' under development for 2024 release. The three films could be shot back to back - as a franchise - to make the most of the Elizabeth Swann. Screenplays available in Final Draft format for Studio executives, producers & directors.




The Elizabeth Swann is the fastest solar & hydrogen powered ship in the world, at the time of these adventures.


The secret to her incredible high performance makes her the subject of a lot of industrial espionage from shipping magnates and governments whose military are also looking to understand the technology that makes her so fast. To the point of trying to steal it, including the kidnapping of John Storm and his crew - and worse.


Fortunately, the Swann has an inbuilt AI system to protect the ship and her crew. The supercomputer that drives the AI is called Hal. The navigation computer system is called 'Captain Nemo,' after Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.


The Swann also has a captain, John Storm, who can handle himself, as can his crew and many of his friends.


The Swann is an advanced trimaran with a large solar array that is articulated. The ship has powerful electric thrusters. The core technology is a special fuel cell that is super-efficient, and can convert many different compounds of hydrogen into energy. This system was invented by Professor Douglas Storm.


The Elizabeth Swann's previous adventure was helping John Storm to save a giant humpback whale called 'Kulo Luna.'


In helping John and his crew detect underwater relic plundering, the Swann's amazing array of sensors and instruments comes into its own. It is the envy of the marine archaeology world.


Where the solar wing panels are designed to track the sun, they can also provide invisibility against radar, by changing the angle to deflect radio waves, should a covert mission arise.


In addition, in "sea anchor" mode, designed to stabilize the vessel in hurricane conditions, the Swann can be sunk lower into the waves,  making her all but invisible to radar.







NORMAL RADAR REFLECTION - The 'Elizabeth Swann' is seen here with her solar wings horizontal, and her hulls empty of seawater for normal (low drag) running in displacement mode. The ship is much more visible to radar sets on other ships and land based tracking stations at normal cruising height. This is useful in emergencies when you are trying to be seen by coastguards, etc., and complying with COLREGS. Note, the wings fold from hinges/bearings attached to the apexes of the triangular superstructure. 


The horizontal wing position would be typical, when the sun is directly overhead - when a large flat surface will soak up more solar radiation.






STEALTH SHIP - The 'Elizabeth Swann' is seen here with her solar wings folded down low, with her hull tanks filled with seawater, so that she sinks down into the sea, and presents a smaller freeboard - almost half that in normal running mode. This is a very useful feature in storm conditions. The hull being lower in the water, and heavier, being weighed down with water, acts as a sea anchor. Even hurricanes would have a job overturning this hull. And if a freak gust did manage that, there is a self righting system - and the hulls are sealed (bubble) units. So she stays afloat. Even inverted.


The angle of the solar wings deflects radar (radio waves) making the ship invisible to other ships and land based tracking stations.







SOLAR TRACKING - The 'Elizabeth Swann' is seen here sailing towards us, with her port (left) wing lowered to align with the incoming solar radiation from the sun, and her starboard (right) wing raised to soak up the sun's rays at the same angle of incidence as the port wing. Hence, harvesting more energy than with the wings horizontal. The wings automatically adjust to face the sun, for maximum operational efficiency.







WINGS FOLDED FOR DOCKING - The 'Elizabeth Swann' can fold her wings one over the other for navigation is narrow rivers, under bridges, or in ports where the overhang or raised height might be a problem. Trimarans are much wider than normal ships with one hull (monohull), but very much steadier, with significantly reduced roll.


In severe weather, wings folder and hulls flooded (sea anchor mode) will provide the safest configuration, until any extreme weather abates.











Admiral Sir (Captain) Henry Morgan

Privateer & Governor of Jamaica

Ark, The

The world's largest, most comprehensive interactive DNA database


A digital communication interface for the human brain


Edward Teach, privateer turned pirate, tortured & murdered

Captain Nemo

AI onboard computer system

Charley Temple

Researcher & camerwoman, good friend of John Storm

CyberCore Genetica

The world's smallest, fastest and most powerful nano supercomputer

Dan Hawk

Electronics & computer wizard, crew member Elizabeth Swann

Dr Roberta Treadstone

Blue Shield, Newcastle University, England

Elizabeth Swann

Fastest solar/hydrogen ship & floating laboratory

Excalibur, Pendragon & Merlin

Anti piracy weapon & ship security system

George Franks

Legal and intelligence trust manager, Swindles & Gentry


The onboard AI supercomputer ship manager

Jill Bird

Senior BBC news world service anchor

John Storm

Ocean adventurer, amateur anthropologist, & marine archaeologist

Katy, Kitty

The ships cat and lucky mascot

Professor Douglas Storm

John Storm's uncle, designer of Elizabeth Swann

Professor Jacques Pierre Daccord

UNESCO sunken realms division, conservationist

Sam Hollis

BBC & Sky freelance investigative reporter Caribbean regions

Scott Tremaine

Treasure hunting professional & ships captain

Shui Razor

Japanese privateer, ocean conservationist and historian

Sir Rodney Baskerville

Professor of Maritime History & oceanographer

Steve Green

Freelance reporter, friend of Charley Temple

Suki Hall

A marine biologist, admirer of John's work

Tom Hudson

Sky News Editor, always looking for an exclusive

Trisha Lippard

Cleopatra's call sign to protect her royal identity





Alexander Spotswood

Ambitious, (disgruntled) Governor of Virginia

Billy (Bones) One Eye

Pirate sailor, deadly marksman ex marines SBS

Captain Flint

John Long's pet parrot, pieces of eight

Commander James William Maynard

British Royal Navy, MOD, Antiquities & Acquisitions, Special Ops

Hispaniola, The

Lord Huntington's converted Arctic survey vessel

Jack Boon (Black Jack)

Pirate computer expert hacker

King Charles II

British Empire colonial slave trader, commissioner of privateers

King James II

British Royal African Company, slave trader, colonial bloody triangle

Lieutenant Robert Maynard

British naval officer, HMS Pearl, who tortured Blackbeard

Lord James Huntington

Opportunist, British Geographical Society member

Robin (John) Longstride

Pirate leader, bare knuckle fighter with silvery tongue

William Gray

Cashiered US Navy Captain, snitch & mastermind







1:20THE SCALE DEMONSTRATOR - These are some of the main components of the 1:20 scale Elizabeth Swan technology demonstrator. Just about all nations are looking for ways to power ships to meet with the IMO's 40% reduction target for 2030 is aimed at reducing GHG emissions. The figure increases every ten years, until 100% reduction, meaning totally clean ships, by 2100. The Elizabeth Swann is already 100% zero emission. But then we approached the problem with a clean sheet of paper. Naval architects do not have that luxury. They must adapt existing ship designs. The components above, would be alien to them. And as for hydrogen or methanol - well - we can only imagine the chaos in design houses all over the world.






The Elizabeth Swann is to be constructed of 5083 alloy, a metal compound that does not corrode in seawater. Some parts of the ship are carbon fibre composites. The unusual triangular superstructure reduces weight. We have a ship builder, and two naval architects, to take over from our 1:20 scale experiments. The Foundation is fortunate to have the use of a specially constructed water test tank.









FASTEST SOLAR SHIP: The Elizabeth Swann is an amazing ship, a floating laboratory and wildlife archive. Kulo-Luna, the giant humpback whale is very fond of the crew and the ship that helped them to save her life.











The Adventures of John Storm - Kulo Luna the $Billion Dollar Whale       Queen Cleopatra last Paraoh of Egypt - The Mummy       




A draft script for Kulo-Luna is available on request. Cleopatra The Mummy is currently being scripted with Treasure Island under development. The three films could be shot back to back. As a franchise, to make the most of the Elizabeth Swann. Production partners and distributors are actively being sought.





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