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This date in history....Verne's dream became reality

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  • This date in history....Verne's dream became reality

    Underway on nuclear power.

    USS NAUTILUS SSN-571

    Launch Day: 21st of January 1954.


    Here on the ocean floor is the only independence. Here I am free!
    Capt. Nemo
    Last edited by QuarterMaster; 01-21-2020, 10:02 AM.
    v/r "Sub" Ed

    Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
    NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
    USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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    SSN-571: While an impressive (very impressive) feat-running using nuclear power and sharing the same independence from the surface as Nemo's Nautilus, few people are aware that the Jules Verne Nautilus derived its power from extracting sodium from seawater and fueling on board sodium mercury batteries. But of course at Nautilus Drydocks Forums-we here already know that...
    Last edited by Bob Gato; 01-21-2020, 11:02 PM.

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