jan 21, 1954 - USS Nautilus
The nuclear submarine would become the ultimate nuclear deterrent.The US Congress had authorized a nuclear-powered submarine for the US Navy in 1951 and engineers at the Naval Reactors Branch of the Atomic Energy Commission developed a nuclear propulsion plant to make it possible.
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Y10 Elective Cold War Museum Assessment