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1Title:  Hunter-killer submarine USS Tullibee Add
 Summary:  The USS Tullibee returns from her initial sea trials in the fall of 1960. The sub's propulsion plant was designed for quiet operation, which was achieved by the elimination of reduction gears and the use of an electric propulsion system for all operations. Historian Francis Duncan notes that while the plant's design did result in a quieter propulsion system ("the quietest nuclear platform the Navy had"), it had its downside as well - a larger and heavier propulsion plant (23). Both the S1C prototype and the S2C reactor plant, installed on the Tullibee, were designed by Combustion Engineering; the Atomic Energy Commission awarded the projects to C-E in order to "broaden industrial participation in the [Naval Reactors] program" beyond Westinghouse and General Electric (23). 
 Source:  http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08597.htm 
 Reference:  Duncan, Francis. Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology. Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, 1990, page 23. 
 Date:  03 October 1960 
 Subject(s):  S2C | USS Tullibee (SSN-597) | Naval Reactors 
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