It was impossibly expensive, extraordinarily dangerous, and completely unarmed. The U.S. Navyas state-of-the-art NR-1 nuclear powered submersible was the Cold Waras most closely guarded - and revolutionary - secret. In 1966, after the U.S. almost lost a hydrogen bomb off the coast of Spain, Admiral Hyman Rickover - father of the nuclear navy - outmaneuvered Congress and steamed full speed ahead on his brainchild: a spy mission and deep ocean recovery submarine with a miniature nuclear reactor that could navigate the ocean floor for weeks at a time. But operating at such depths would also cut off the crew should rescue become necessary. Now, an original crew member revels the true story of Americaas Secret Submarine - the triumphs and near disasters of the super-secret NR-1 are told through first person accounts by those who alternately suffered through, and exalted in, its construction and initial operation - and then dared go where no men had gone before.The NRa1 switched to battery power and when the dim emergency lights flickered on, Engineering Officer Mike Riegel and two reactor control technicians searched for the problem, tracking it to the blown circuit breaker. Mike Riegel, a neatanbsp;...
|Title||:||America's Secret Submarine: An Insider's Account of the Cold War's Undercover Nuclear Sub|
|Author||:||Manager Lee Vyborny, Don Davis|
|Publisher||:||Lulu Press, Inc - 2015-09-14|