In what year was the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine launched?

In what year was the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine launched?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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In what year was the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine launched?

· 1954

· 1972

· 1948

· 1981

· 1954 57.3%

The USS Nautilus launched into service on Jan. 21, 1954 at Groton, Connecticut. Built by General Dynamics Electric Boat, her crew consisted of 95 enlisted men and 10 officers. Nuclear-generated heat provided the steam that turned two turbines, giving the Nautilus the capability of reaching over 20 knots speed. The Nautilus went on public display in 1986 at the Submarine Force Museum at Groton, Connecticut, where it remains on display today. Source: GuinnessWorldRecords.com

· 1972 22.6%

· 1948 16.2%

· 1981 3.92%

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