Nuclear Subs and Steam — Steam Culture

We're continuing our nuclear theme on today's Steam Culture and will be looking at nuclear propulsion 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.

Key terms:
Nuclear propulsions
Steam Culture
Nuclear power on submarines
Propulsion system
USS Nautilus
Adverse conditions
Nuclear reactor
Varying loads

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