We're continuing our nuclear theme on today's Steam Culture by looking at nuclear propulsions on submarines.
The propulsion system drives the entire submarine and originated back in 1955 with the USS Nautilus. The propulsion system in a submarine is a pressurized water reactor. The similarities between a submarine and a nuclear plant on land are the adverse conditions, the varying loads, and uranium. Both create steam but on a submarine, the steam is turning the propeller.
Watch the video to learn more, or click here to view last week's Steam Culture on nuclear fission and steam.
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