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1Title:  Atomic shield: A history of the United States Atomic Energy Commission Add
 Chapter title:  "Science: Shield of the free world?" 
 Summary:  This chapter describes some early Naval Reactors-led development efforts in the context of other activities of the Atomic Energy Commission. In 1952, three development efforts were underway: S1W and S2W (Mark I and Mark II) design and construction; S1G (Mark A) design and construction; and, design work for a carrier reactor - an effort that evolved into the civilian reactor plant for the Shippingport Atomic Power Station. The carrier project in 1950-1952 was based on a breeder reactor design that would enable the AEC to meet three goals: Moving forward with large ship propulsion; increasing plutonium production; and, increasing electric power production. 
 Date:   1969 
 Subject(s):  S1W | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
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2Title:  Atomic shield: A History of the United States Atomic Energy Commission Add
 Chapter title:  "Atomic power: Quandry and quagmire" 
 Summary:  This chapter, from an official history of the AEC, provides a detailed account of the creation of the Naval Reactors program in the context of other activities of the Atomic Energy Commission. Authors Richard Hewlett and Francis Duncan (who later cowrote the first official history of the Naval Reactors program) describe the push by Chief of the Bureau of Ships Admiral Earle Mills and Captain Hyman Rickover to create a joint Navy-Atomic Energy Commission program that would, working with private industry, lead the development of a nuclear submarine. One of the strengths of this study is that it shows how the Navy's demands were balanced by the AEC, given the Commission's other responsibilities and the competing demands that it was placing upon vendors like General Electric. The authors describe a series of events in 1948-1949, during which Westinghouse agreed to support the design of the Mark I (S1W) pressurized water reactor plant and General Electric was becoming more deeply engaged with naval nuclear propulsion work. 
 Date:   1969 
 Subject(s):  S1W | Rickover, Hyman G. | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Text 
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