What was most fascinating about this incident is the steam pouring from the tall vent. Steam buffs will be aware that the sub is Steam powered, no coal fired boilers though, the Nuclear reactor boils the water to power the ship just as in a land Nuclear power station. Steam is far from dead. On the other hand the Captain may well decide to do the decent thing with his Navy revolver. Running aground indeed.

What was most fascinating about this incident is the steam pouring from the tall vent. Steam buffs will be aware that the sub is Steam powered, no coal fired boilers though, the Nuclear reactor boils the water to power the ship just as in a land Nuclear power station. Steam is far from dead. On the other hand the Captain may well decide to do the decent thing with his Navy revolver. Running aground indeed.

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