Nuclear-Powered Surface Ships Wave of the Future or a Wave Goodbye?

Walsh, Don
November 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2006, Vol. 132 Issue 11, p86
Conference Proceeding
The article discusses the future of nuclear powered surface ships. Cost of fuel oil is a major factor in maritime shipping and there is a need to consider alternative propulsion solutions. The most feasible alternative is nuclear energy. Nuclear power, half a century ago, was not feasible commercially. However, considerable technological progress and operational experience has made the nuclear energy a viable option for the future.


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