In the former Soviet Union/Russia, 247 nuclear submarines and five nuclear-powered surface ships were built in the period from 1955 to 1996. In addition, a nuclear reactor which can be installed in diesel powered submarines was also built. Nuclear powered naval vessels are in service with the Northern Fleet (2/3) and with the Pacific Fleet (1/3), but have never been assigned to either of the ot...
The Project 941 or Akula, Russian "Акула" ("Shark") class submarine (NATO reporting name: Typhoon) is a type of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine deployed by the Soviet Navy in the 1980s. With a maximum displacement of 33,800 tons, the Typhoons are the largest class of submarine ever built.
NS Savannah, named for SS Savannah, the first steam-powered vessel to cross the Atlantic Ocean, was the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, one of only four nuclear-powered cargo ships ever built.
USS Triton (SSRN/SSN-586), a nuclear-powered radar picket submarine, was the first vessel to execute a submerged circumnavigation of the Earth which was accomplished during its shakedown cruise in early 1960.
The USS Triton was the only Submarine fitted with a Presidential Suite.
Faslane nuclear submarine base is home to the United Kingdomís strategic nuclear deterrent and the headquarters of the Royal Navy in Scotland.
RNAD Coulport, eight miles from Faslane, is responsible for the storage, processing, maintenance and issue of the Trident Weapon System and the ammunitioning task for all submarine embarked weapons.
USS Sturgeon (SSN-637), the lead ship of her class of nuclear attack submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the sturgeon.
Sturgeon was decommissioned on 1 August 1994 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 August 1994. Ex-Sturgeon entered the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington, and on 11 Decembe...
USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658), a Benjamin Franklin-class ballistic missile submarine, was named for Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, a key proponent of California statehood.
Mariano G. Vallejo was decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 9 March 1995. Ex-Mariano G. Vallejo entered the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington...
USS Hawkbill (SSN-666), a Sturgeon-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the hawksbill, a large sea turtle. (The name perpetuated the inadvertent misspelling in the naming of Hawkbill (SS-366).)
Hawkbill was the last of the short-hull Sturgeons to be decommissioned. She entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Progra...
USS Boston (SSN-703), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the seventh ship of the United States Navy to be named for Boston, Massachusetts.
Boston was decommissioned on 19 November 1999 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 19 November 1999. Ex-Boston entered the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington, on 1 October 2001 and on 19 Sep...
USS Lapon (SSN-661), a Sturgeon-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the lapon, a scorpionfish of the Pacific coast of North America.
Deactivated while still in commission on 1 October 1991, Lapon was decommissioned on 25 June 1992 at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register the ...
Charles de Gaulle (R91) is the only serving French aircraft carrier and is the flagship of the French Navy (Marine Nationale). She is the tenth French aircraft carrier, the first French nuclear-powered surface vessel, and the first nuclear-powered carrier built outside of the United States Navy. She is named after the French statesman and general, Charles de Gaulle.
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