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1Title:  USS Triton: Twin reactor submarine Add
 Summary:  The USS Triton during its sea trials in 1959. The Triton was driven by two S4G reactors and twin screws; the S4G's design was tested through the operation of the land-based S3G prototype. The S3G and S4G plants were the first pressurized water reactors designed and constructed by General Electric following the company's development of the sodium-cooled S1G and S2G reactors. 
 Reference:  Hewlett, Richard G., and Francis Duncan. Nuclear Navy, 1946-1962. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974, pages 272-276. 
 Date:  27 September 1959 
 Subject(s):  S4G | USS Triton (SSRN-586) | Naval Reactors 
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2Title:  Tracking chart for USS Triton's submerged circumnavigation Add
 Summary:  A tracking chart that shows the route of the USS Triton, the first submarine to complete a submerged circumnavigation of the Earth (from 24 February to 25 April 1960). One purpose of this mission was to perform psychological stress testing on crew members, in preparation for the extended patrols planned for Polaris ballistic missile submarines. 
 Reference:  Polmar, Norman. Atomic Submarines. London: Van Nostrand, 1963, pages 166-183. 
 Date:   1960 
 Subject(s):  S4G | USS Triton (SSRN-586) | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Image 
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