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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Mutsu was built as Japan's first nuclear ship in 1969, but in 1974 experienced a radiation leakage accident.
Hundreds of protesters and a flotilla of yachts were waiting for the nuclear ship when it docked yesterday while a police helicopter kept a watching brief overhead.
JIM Corr returned home to Ireland yesterday after taking part in the "ambush" of the nuclear ships as they passed the coast.
A FLOTILLA of Irish yachts dramatically confronted two nuclear ships carrying a deadly cargo of plutonium as they made their way to Sellafield yesterday.
A Greenpeace plane also took to the air to locate the nuclear ship and successfully reported its course back to the fleet.
Department of Defense and allies worldwide, and provides non nuclear ship repair, modernization and conversion to the U.
A flotilla of nuclear ships packed with weapons grade plutonium will pass within miles of the Irish coast.
Northrop Grumman makes a variety of defense electronics and unmanned surveillance planes and was already the nation's largest builder of non- nuclear ships for the Navy.
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.