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1Title:  USS Nimitz in drydock Add
 Summary:  The USS Nimitz in drydock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington. Two of the Nimitz's four screws are shown. The Nimitz was the second nuclear-powered carrier to be commissioned by the United States Navy. Due primarily to cost concerns, there was more than a six year gap between the commissioning of the USS Enterprise, powered by eight A2W reactors, and the keel-laying of the Nimitz, which is powered by two A4W reactors. 
 Source:  http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=96870 
 Reference:  Hewlett, Richard G., and Francis Duncan. Nuclear Navy, 1946-1962. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974, page 376. 
 Date:  20 December 2010 
 Subject(s):  A4W | USS Nimitz (CVN-68) | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Image 
 Format:  JPEG 
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2Title:  USS Nimitz arrives at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Add
 Summary:  The USS Nimitz, the second nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, being guided into drydock at Puget Sound Naval Shpyard. The Nimitz was funded in the 1967 shipbuilding program, nearly a decade after construction began on the USS Enterprise. The Nimitz is powered by two A4W reactor plants. This required the development of a reactor plant with a significantly higher power rating than that of the Enterprise's eight A2W plants. 
 Source:  http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=95605 
 Reference:  Duncan, Francis. Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology. Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, 1990, pages 136-150. 
 Date:  16 December 2010 
 Subject(s):  A4W | USS Nimitz (CVN-68) | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Image 
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3Title:  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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4Title:  Rickover and the nuclear navy: The discipline of technology Add
 Summary:  An official history of the Naval Reactors program written by the late Francis Duncan. Duncan was co-author of Nuclear Navy, 1946-1962, the foundational history of the program. 
 Source:  http://energy.gov/management/downloads/duncan-rickover-and-nuclear-navy 
 Date:   1990 
 Subject(s):  Naval Reactors | Rickover, Hyman G. | USS Thresher (SSN-593) | USS Nimitz (CVN-68) | Reactor safety 
 Type:  Text 
 Format:  PDF 
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