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Answer to the question Maybe 7 countries. USA, Russia, UK, France, China , India and Pakistan. Note: I am very sure USA, Russia ,India and Pakistan has… nuclear missile. The rest of them is what I think because they are nuclear power, they can do it. North Korea had a failed test during July 2006, hence it should not be considered as one of the country with nuclear missile. Israel wise is unconfirmed.
The United States was the first country to build a nuclear submarine, and that boat was named the USS Nautilus.
The current total is 71 active and 2 reserve as of May 2011 - Commissioned 14 SSBN's (Ballistic Missile Submarines) 4 SSGN's (Cruise Missile Submarines, converted SSBN's…) 53 SSN's (Fast-Attack Submarines) Reserve 2 SSN's (688-class Fast-Attacks) The USS California, the newest Virginia-class SSN, is scheduled for commissioning in October 2011, with another 4 on the way.
From Wikipedia: Today, six countries deploy some form of nuclear-powered strategic submarines: the United States, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, People's Republic… of China, and India Several other countries, including Argentina and Brazil, have ongoing projects in different phases to build nuclear-powered submarines.
The United States. The Soviet Union was the only other contender, of course, but with the fall of the USSR the Soviet Navy was unable to pay for maintenance on their fle…et of Akula and Typhoon SSNs and SSBNS. The explosion that destroyed the Kursk only served to emphasize the point.
The US , Russia , Great Britain , France , China and (recently) India have nuclear submarines.
The Soviet (later Russian) submarine "Losharik" (Project 210) design (multiple pressure-hull spheres with a submarine external superstructure) is believed to be able to approa…ch depths approaching 20,000'. As far as being silent, reactors can only be quieted so much, and the sound profile characteristics at that depth mean that any sound she generates would be pushed back toward the surface by sea pressure (cold temperatures bend sound down in the ocean, until pressure forces it back up) with a vengeance. While she'd have an advantage in deep, cold water, she'd be vulnerable to detection within the 100 fathom curve of most continents (where the edge drops from shallow to deep depths) like any other boat. While such a design might make it able to dive deeper and quieter, it also exacts strict limitations in equipment (weapons, sonar, etc.). While a unique design, it's more of a long-range independent DSRV / Research platform than a traditional submarine by naval warfare concepts. The vessel was originally laid down in 1988, but over the years the lack of funding after the collapse of the Soviet Union led the Russians to actually seek outside investors to complete it (including Americans, who declined). This is likely due to Soviet-era submarine reactor technology, which had significant problems. Either way, the boat's design makes it essentially useful only as a rescue/special operations/research platform, not unlike the U.S. Navy's NR-1 and DSRV, though on a much larger scale and with its own power source, not requiring a tender to launch and recover. It's most likely that the Soviets, having gained considerable intelligence knowledge from spy John Walker in the 80's, and release of the story concerning Project Azorian in the early 70's (erroneously called Project Jennifer by the press), could also have envisioned their own spy boat in the spirit of the U.S. Navy's USS Halibut (SSN-587) (Soviet submarine K-129 discovery/imaging), and USS Parche (SSN-683) ("Operation Ivy Bells"), but with much deeper depth capability, which was a limiting factor in the recovery effort of the K-129 by the CIA. Both the Halibut and Parche were used extensively in research, special operations, and rescue roles. Since the decommissioning of those boats, the Seawolf-class USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23) has replaced them in those same spy roles. With the intelligence-gathering aspect it's important to also note submarine concept design and implementation; it takes many years for the concept to go into actual production (even for the Soviets, who experimented with many design concepts). This means that the idea for Project 210 likely started in the late 70's or early 80's. As an example, we were first briefed on the initial Seawolf-class design in 1982, but 7 years before the first hull was laid down, and another 9 before commissioning.
Answer 1 If you are asking for nuclear weapons Pakistan is the only Islamic country who have nuclear weapons. However, Iran's nuclear program is rumored to be intending to cre…ate a nuclear weapon in the near future. Answer 2 Pakistanis the only Muslim country having a nuclear weapon. Iran is never trying to have a nuclear weapon as the nuclear weapon is a kind of mass destruction weapons that are forbidden to use per Islam teachings (and other God religions) because this nuclear weapon kills the child, the woman, the old, and the plants and pollutes the universe. However, it is to be known also that also India, Israel, and North Korea have nuclear weapons in addition to USA, Russia, China, France, and UK.
A total of 8 known nuclear submarines have sunk (all but one due to accidents) in the almost 55 years since they were created. U.S. NAVY USS Thresher (SSN-593) - Thresher-cla…ss (lead boat) Fast-Attack. April 10, 1963, during sea trials off Cape Cod. Major hull valve failure, leading to the SUBSAFE program. USS Scorpion (SSN-589) - Skipjack-class Fast-Attack. May 22, 1968, returning home from Med deployment. Suspected torpedo hot-run incident and subsequent detonation before disarming. SOVIET NAVY K-27 - Experimental Soviet Fast-Attack, (2 lead-bismuth reactors in a modified November-class hull). Scuttled after a reactor control rod failure in the Kara Sea, September 6, 1982, in violation of International Regulations. K-8 - November-class Fast-Attack, sank April 11, 1970 while being towed in rough seas following a major onboard fire. K-219 - Yankee I class Ballistic Missile submarine. Sank East of Bermuda on October 3, 1986 while being towed after suffering major casualties and damage following an onboard missile explosion. K-218 (Komsomolets) - Mike-class Fast-Attack, sank April 7, 1989 following a major onboard fire. RUSSIAN NAVY (Post USSR) K-214 (Kursk) - Oscar II class Fast-Attack. Sank August 12, 2000 in the Barents Sea following multiple onboard torpedo explosions (one triggered 2 others). The Kursk is the only nuclear submarine to sink after suffering major damage and later be salvaged. The History Channel and Discovery Channel often show documentaries on the raising of the Kursk. K-159 - Decommissioned November-class Fast Attack. Sank August 28, 2003 after she broke from her mooring pontoons. All boats are periodically checked for radation leakage of any type (reactors or weapons) and for any evidence of wreck tampering / attempted salvage. Most of the wrecks are in waters deep enough to preclude any salvage or tampering though.
The Royal Navy Operates 6 Trafalgar class submarines and 1 Astute class. These submarines are called 'attack' or 'hunter-killer' submarines and have roles such as land attack …using Tomahawk cruise missiles and anti-surface and anti-submarine roles using the Spearfish torpedo. They can also carry out surveillance and reconnaissanse. The Royal Navy also has 4 Vanguard class submarines. These submarines are ballistic missile submarines. These submarines are responsible for the UK's nuclear detterent and use the Trident missile system. There is always at least one of these boats at sea at any given time.
The PLA navy has more than 225,000 personnel and is thought to have as many as 70 submarines, 10 of them nuclear-powered
I suspect you mean countries with nuclear weapons. If so they are: Britain France China (PRC) USA Russia India Pakistan North Korea There is strong evidence that Israel has n…uclear weapons. Google "The vela incident". There is also suspicion that Ukraine may have inherited some weapons when the USSR Black Sea fleet was marooned in Sevastopol at the breakup of the USSR. Iran is almost certainly working towards nuclear weapons, and if they get them, they will use them.
It depends on the size and type of boat, but in general, between 90 and 130 officers and crew.