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1Title:  The USS Long Beach at sea Add
 Summary:  The USS Long Beach (CGN-9) underway. The cruiser was powered by two C1W reactors and, at the time of its 1961 commissioning, was equipped with Talos and Terrier surface-to-air missiles. The advanced weapons systems contributed to the ship's cost overrun, from an estimated 85 million to 330 million dollars (though the costs for the C1W plants also rose, from an estimated 26 million dollars to 41 million dollars). Cost overruns for the Long Beach and Enterprise helped to slow adoption of nuclear power in the surface fleet; nearly a decade would elapse between the Enterprise's commissioning and that of the next nuclear powered carrier, the USS Nimitz. 
 Source:  http://bluejacket.com/usn_ship_image_cg.html 
 Reference:  Duncan, Francis. Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology. Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, 1990, pages 99-107. 
 Date:   unknown  
 Subject(s):  C1W | USS Long Beach (CGN-9) | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Image 
 Format:  JPEG 
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2Title:  The USS Long Beach firing its missiles Add
 Summary:  The USS Long Beach, the first nuclear-powered surface ship, shown firing her missiles in 1961. The cruiser carried Talos and Terrier surface-to-air missiles for defensive support, and Regulus surface-to-surface missiles, capable of strking targets hundreds of miles away. 
 Source:  http://www.navy.mil/navydata/navy_legacy_hr.asp?id=138 
 Date:   1961 
 Subject(s):  C1W | USS Long Beach (CGN-9) | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Image 
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3Title:  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 
 Type:  Image 
 Format:  JPEG 
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