18404Re: Triton's Presidential Suite
- Oct 31, 2010The Navy says that the scrapping was completed at the end of November, 2009.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "OZOB99" <ozob99@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Allan Bourdius" <allanbourdius@> wrote:
> > Considering ex-Triton was struck from the NVR in 1986, it's been 21
> > years since the boat could be considered "in reserve".
> > A more likely explanation why the submarine hasn't completed
> > recycling yet is that it is the only nuclear submarine built by the
> > US to have two nuclear reactors. The submarine recycling process for
> > the other boats involves chopping out the entire reactor compartment
> > as a unit, sealing it, and transporting it for eventual burial at the
> > Hanford Reservation. My guess is that the size/mass of the reactor
> > compartment(s) is/are just something they haven't been ready - or
> > eager - to contend with.
> According to the Navy's FY2008/9 budget $35MM allocated for the Triton's reactor compartment disposal & hull recycling.
> BTW, anything new surface in recent years on Triton as a national emergency command post?
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