Nuclear Navy: A training program for the nuclear industry (which is a retirement program for the nuclear navy).

How many nuclear submarines has America lost at sea? Some say two. The Scorpion and the Thresher are well known. Less well known is the Sea Wolf. What happened to it? It's been said that the Sea Wolf was a nuclear sub — or possibly just a land-based training reactor — that was dumped into the Atlantic Ocean after the Navy no longer needed it.

The quote shown below indicates that the Sea Wolf was a submarine. Other information suggests it was dismantled. But where did its reactor end up?

The above image is from: The Atomic Nucleus, page 355 (colorization by this author).


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