nuclear ship


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nuclear ship

[′nü·klē·ər ′ship]
(naval architecture)
A ship in which nuclear energy in a reactor, rather than combustion of fuel in a boiler, generates steam which drives the engine to propel the ship.
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Musician Jim Corr was among the protesters who returned to Ireland after the successful "ambush" of the nuclear ships.
Ten Irish craft, led by the Irish Mirror yacht, sailed through the night to intercept the nuclear ships.
A FLOTILLA which includes the Irish Daily Mirror yacht the Noble Warrior was on course last night to intercept two nuclear ships described as "a floating armageddon".
Commenting on the support for New Zealand's ban on nuclear ships, Helen Clark, a Labor Member of Parliament, remarked that the ship ban had brought back "some pride in being New Zealanders again" and "in having a foreign policy that is indigenous.
Sounding the alarm over a potential monopoly may not be a strong enough argument for Northrop Grumman, Mccray said, because the Navy builds so few nuclear ships that there is no real competition to begin with between General Dynamics and Newport News.
A second flotilla of protest vessels from all over the British Isles was preparing to meet the two nuclear ships on their arrival at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, this morning.
The nuclear ships which sail to and from Sellafield are also to have specially trained police to guard their lethal cargoes.
Mr Ahern said if the new MOX plant begins production, nuclear ships will "parade up and down the Irish Sea".