The Nuclear Submarine

 

Intro

 Did you ever wonder how big a submarine could get? The nuclear submarine can weigh up to 12,190 tons and can be as long as a football field. In my report I am going to tell you, all about the history, what it is, and how the Nuclear Submarine works.

What a Nuclear Submarine is

      

       This paragraph is about what color the nuclear submarine is.  The nuclear submarine is usually gray or black. That helps it blend in better. It goes in deeper water so a bright blue would be too bright.  And thanks to wikipedia I could find this info.

      

This paragraph is about what king of engine a nuclear submarine uses. The nuclear submarine uses a nuclear engine. That is why they call it a nuclear submarine.

History

       This paragraph is about who invented the nuclear submarine. A group of people actually invented it. But the main inventor was Samuel H. Adams.

Then when it was perfected, they used it on the Soviet Union (Russia.) according to http://americanhistory.com.

       This paragraph is about when the nuclear submarine was first popular. Submarines have a long history before the Cold War began in the 1940s. The first American example was built during the Revolution, and the first successful sinking of a surface vessel by a submarine dates to the Civil War. However, the development of the nuclear-powered submarine in the 1950s by the United States and its incorporation into the strategic triad of defensive weapons altered global politics significantly, and its presence in the world's waters remains a powerful deterrent to nuclear warfare today. So the nuclear sub was basically popular during the cold war. According to http://americanhistory.com

This paragraph is about when the nuclear submarine was invented. The nuclear submarine was invented between 1940Õs and 1950Õs. It was invented by a group of people. Not just one person.

 Cool facts

 

       This paragraph is about how much the nuclear submarine weighs. Weighs. The nuclear submarine can weigh up to 12,190 tons. That is a lot. It is also the biggest submarine on earth, according to wikipedia.

How it works

       This paragraph is about how many men are usually on a nuclear submarine. More than a hundred men eat, sleep, work and take time off in a steel tube for months at a time. Work is focused around several different areas and activities of a nuclear submarine; the attack center—the underwater equivalent of a surface ship's bridge—is the brain, where all of the decisions are made and passed along to the crew. The sonar room represents the ears and eyes of a submarine, where outside sounds are heard, processed and interpreted. The maneuvering room controls the nuclear reactor and converts its heat to energy for powering the submarine's systems and propulsion through the underwater environment. More than a hundred men eat, sleep, work and take time off in a steel tube for months at a time. Work is focused around several different areas and activities of a nuclear submarine; the attack center—the underwater equivalent of a surface ship's bridge—is the brain, where all of the decisions are made and passed along to the crew. The sonar room represents the ears and eyes of a submarine, where outside sounds are heard, processed and interpreted. The maneuvering room controls the nuclear reactor and converts its heat to energy for powering the submarine's systems and propulsion through the underwater environment. So everyone has to be working together on it, or else it wonÕt work. They all have to be a team. And thanks to wikipedia.com I could find this info.

       This paragraph is about one of the rooms on a nuclear submarine. Each of these three consoles displays data from a different sector (direction) around the boat. The external sounds converted into graphic images, called "waterfall" displays, are compared to holdings in the library of sound signatures in order to identify individual from potential targets. A sound signature is the unique, repetitive noise created by every ship's rotating machinery, such as engines, propellers, and pumps. Submarine sonar technicians analyze and record these signatures for the sound library. They also record background noises, such as "biologics" (shrimp, whales, and fish), for comparative purposes. Basic training for sonar technicians takes three months on shore; there can be up to another 15 months of advanced schooling as well. All of the rooms are very important on a nuclear submarine. They all have a different purpose, according to American history.com.

How we use it

       This paragraph is about which country first used it. The U.S. developed a new weapon no one had ever seen before. It was the nuclear submarine. They developed because they needed some thing that wouldnÕt use too much gas, be efficient, go under water, and could carry and use weapons.

       This paragraph is about whether we use it still or not. Submarines continue to play an important role in U.S. foreign policy. Although many older submarines have been and are being decommissioned and scrapped, more recently commissioned missile and attack submarines remain in active service, and new ones are being designed and built. Submarines are also finding new missions in the post-Cold War world.

Conclusion

I hope you have enjoyed my report. I also hope you actually learned something. I will see you next time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bibliography

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Bibliography

http://americanhistory.com

The National Museum of American History

fast attacs and bomers

April 28, 2008

 The United States adopted a policy of deterrence. It threatened any would-be attacker with nuclear annihilation. To make the threat credible, the United States developed what came to be called the "Strategic Triad" of nuclear forces—long-range bombers, land-based missiles, and submarines. Each force independently could inflict catastrophic damage and devastating casualties on an enemy.

 

Bibliography

http://americanhistory.si.edu/Subs/index.html

The National Museum of American History

Nuclear submarine history

April 29, 2008

The Nuclear Sub was popular in the 1950's. they were used in the cold war. They would bomb ships. The ships couln't see or hear them. Later they developed a radar.

 

 

http://americanhistory.si.edu/Subs/index.html

he National Museum of American History

constrution and anatomy

4/30/2008  10:31am

in the 1950's , the U.S. navy developed two different subs, fast attacks and boomers.