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nuclear powered vessels

  1. C

    Advanced Maritime Nuclear Propulsion Engines

    While virtually all maritime nuclear reactors (save the Soviet Alfas and Papas, which ran on lead-cooled fast reactors with a steam secondary circuit) were light water PWRs, other reactor designs have been prototyped which may be of use for maritime nuclear propulsion. Concepts include direct...
  2. sferrin

    Chinese Nuclear Powered Icebreaker Project

    "China has opened the bid to construct its first nuclear-powered icebreaker support ship, a move to prepare for the construction of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, military observers said. China National Nuclear Corporation on Thursday opened public bidding for the nuclear-powered...
  3. Hood

    British Sigint Ship Programme

    Richard J. Aldrich’s recent book ‘GCHQ: An uncensored story of Britain’s most secret intelligence agency’ features some information on the planned Sigint ship of the 1960s. He gives a history elsewhere in the book about the operations of HMS Totem and Turpin in the 1950s. He goes on to say...
  4. bobbymike

    From Defense News Today - "Nuclear" Cruiser

    http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4226195&c=AME&s=TOP I am assuming a nuclear power plant could also produce a great amount of extra energy for DEW and other exotic "high power energy need" weapons. Any thoughts?
  5. uk 75

    Royal Navy nuclear surface ships

    although no pictures exist there is supposed to be a model of the proposed RFA replenishment ship with nuclear power in the massive Greenwich collection. I have never been able to get to see this model, but based on some small drawings of mercantile UK reactor designs in an old Airfix magazine...