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 Title:  Babcock & Wilcox U-shell design steam generator Add
 Summary:  One of the two Babcock & Wilcox Company U-shell steam generators being placed in a boiler room at the Shippingport Atomic Power Station. Each steam generator contained 921 stainless steel tubes, with an outside diameter of 3/4 inch. The U-shaped shells were 38 inches in diameter. It had two hemispherical heads with pipe connections through which primary coolant entered and exited the steam generator. 
 Source:  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/PA1658/ 
 Reference:  U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Duquesne Light Company, and International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy. The Shippingport Pressurized Water Reactor. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co, 1958, pages 33-34. 
 Date:  12 September 1956 
 Subject(s):  Shippingport Atomic Power Station | Nuclear engineering | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Image 
 Format:  JPEG 
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 Title:  A bibliography of available digital computer codes for nuclear reactor problems Add
 Summary:  This bibliography was compiled by Alvin Radkowsky, Naval Reactors' chief physicist and Robert S. Brodsky, who specialized in the application of digital computers to reactor design and shielding problems. The introduction describes the document's purpose: to provide "a ready listing of reactor computer codes presently available or in preparation." It also notes that "the codes are for digital computers of the size of the [IBM] Card Programmed Calculator (CPC) or larger" (iii). In their published study of the Naval Reactors program, historians Richard Hewlett and Francis Duncan described the role of computer codes in the design for the S5W reactor plant, which was built without the benefit of a prototype: "Such matters as shielding design posed major questions which could be resolved only with the development of new computer codes by both Bettis and Knolls under the direction of Radknowsky and Brodsky." 
 Source:  http://www.osti.gov/bridge 
 Date:   1955 
 Subject(s):  Reactor physics | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
 Format:  PDF 
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 Title:  Bow shot of USS Los Angeles at sea Add
 Summary:  The USS Los Angeles at sea in 1982. Planning for the Los Angeles-class submarines began in the mid-1960s; the sub class "would have the speed to escort fast surface-strike forces and convoys, protecting them against hostile submarines, and to seek out and destroy enemy missile submarines" (27). The Los Angeles, lead boat in her class, was commissioned in November 1976. 
 Source:  http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08688.htm 
 Reference:  Duncan, Francis. Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology. Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, 1990, pages 27-33. 
 Date:  01 December 1982 
 Subject(s):  S6G | USS Los Angeles (SSN-688) | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Image 
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 Title:  Brass pipe recovered from wreckage of USS Thresher Add
 Summary:  Photograph of a brass pipe recovered from the wreckage of the USS Thresher in 1963. The pipe was recovered by the bathyscaph Trieste, and it has the information "593 Boat" etched on the pipe. The Thresher was lost on 10 April 1963, with the loss of 129 crewmen and civilian workers. A court of inquiry determined that the most probable cause of the Thresher's loss was a seawater leak that led to a loss of electrical and propulsion power. 
 Source:  http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-t/ssn593-k.htm 
 Reference:  Polmar, Norman. The Death of the USS Thresher. Guilford, Conn: Lyons Press, 2004, pages 91-114. 
 Date:   1963 
 Subject(s):  S5W | USS Thresher (SSN-593) | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Image 
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