That's the Way the Metal Crumbles

Builder Blames Navy as Brand-New Warship Disintegrates

There are technical terms for this kind of disintegration. Austal USA, Independence’s Alabama-based builder, calls it “galvanic corrosion.” Civilian scientists know it as “electrolysis.” It’s what occurs when “two dissimilar metals, after being in electrical contact with one another, corrode at different rates,” Austal explained in a statement.

A reason you aren’t supposed to mix aluminum and copper wiring in your abode.

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  1. The list of deleted items includes something called a “Cathodic Protection System,” which is designed to prevent electrolysis.

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