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1Title:  The USS Truxtun at sea Add
 Summary:  The USS Truxtun (CGN-35), the fourth surface nuclear vessel commissioned by the Navy, and the only ship of the Truxtun class. The Truxtun was the second guided missile frigate, after the Bainbridge, and was powered by two D2G reactors. 
 Source:  http://www.navysite.de/cg/cgn35.htm 
 Reference:  Hewlett, Richard G., and Francis Duncan. Nuclear Navy, 1946-1962. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974, page 370. 
 Date:   unknown  
 Subject(s):  D2G | USS Truxtun (CGN-35) | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Image 
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2Title:  The USS Truxtun, following its decommissioning Add
 Summary:  The Truxtun (CGN-35) in ship recycling at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The Truxtun was the second nuclear frigate, following the USS Bainbridge. Like the Bainbridge, the Truxtun was powered by two D2G reactors. 
 Source:  http://www.navysite.de/cg/cgn35class.htm 
 Reference:  Duncan, Francis. Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology. Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, 1990, pages 117-120. 
 Date:  circa 1999 
 Subject(s):  D2G | USS Truxtun (CGN-35) | Naval Reactors 
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3Title:  USS California, D2G-powered guided missile cruiser Add
 Summary:  The USS California was the lead ship in the California-class of nuclear-powered guided missile cruisers (CGNs). The California's construction was funded in the 1967 shipbuilding program, which also included funding for the Nimitz, the second nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Historian Francis Duncan notes the importance of mandatory language inserted by the House Armed Services Committee in the funding of these two surface nuclear-powered vessels, following several years of resistance by Department of Defense officials, particularly Secretary Robert McNamara, to the expansion of the surface nuclear fleet. 
 Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USS_California_%28CGN-36%29.JPG 
 Reference:  Duncan, Francis. Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology. Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, 1990, page 153. 
 Date:   unknown  
 Subject(s):  D2G | USS California (CGN-36) | Naval Reactors 
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4Title:  Nuclear-powered surface task force underway Add
 Summary:  The first nuclear-powered surface task force at sea, including the Enterprise, Long Beach, and Bainbridge. Later in 1964, the three ships performed a global circumnavigation as part of Operation Sea Orbit. 
 Source:  http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-b/dlgn25-k.htm1 
 Reference:  Duncan, Francis. Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology. Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, 1990, page 144. 
 Date:  18 June 1964 
 Subject(s):  A2W | C1W | D2G | USS Enterprise (CVN-65) | USS Long Beach (CGN-9) | USS Bainbridge (DLGN-25) | Naval Reactors 
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5Title:  The USS Nimitz underway, with nuclear-powered escorts Add
 Summary:  The USS Nimitz at sea, escorted by the nuclear-powered guided missile cruisers USS South Carolina (top) and USS California. The Nimitz was commissioned on 3 May 1975 and is powered by two A4W reactor plants co-designed by the Knolls and Bettis atomic power laboratories. The nearly fourteen year delay between the commissionings of the Enterprise and Nimitz was, in large part, the product of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's refusal to accept a four reactor plant carrier, and the severe design challenges of powering an aircraft carrier (including propulsion and catapults) using two reactor plants. 
 Source:  http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/68.htm 
 Reference:  Duncan, Francis. Rickover: The Struggle for Excellence. Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, 2001, pages 174-187. 
 Date:   1976 
 Subject(s):  A4W | D2G | USS Nimitz (CVN-68) | USS South Carolina (CGN-37) | USS California (CGN-36) | Naval Reactors 
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