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8 Confirmed, 1 Suspected. Known Nuclear Countries: The United States of America The Russian Federation The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern …Ireland The French Republic The People's Republic of China The Republic of India The Islamic Republic of Pakistan The Democratic People's Republic of Korea Unconfirmed Nuclear Countries: The State of Israel South Africa and Brazil both admitted having capability but no weapons. Libya recently abandoned (2007) its programs and Iran is presumed to be actively pursuing.
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 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 US , Russia , Great Britain , France , China and (recently) India have nuclear submarines.
Yes, nuclear submarines generate nuclear power. There is a nuclear reactor on board (hence the tern nuclear submarine) which creates steam to drive the main engines to turn th…e screw(s).
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.
CountryMegawatt capacityNuclear share of electricity production / Argentina | 935 | 5.0% / Armenia | 375 | 33.2% / Belgium | 5,927 | 54.0% / Brazil | 1,884 | 3.2% / Bul…garia | 1,906 | 32.6% / Canada | 12,604 | 15.3% / China | 11,816 | 1.9% / Czech Republic | 3,766 | 33.0% / Finland | 2,736 | 31.6% / France | 63,130 | 77.1% / Germany | 12,068 | 17.8% / Hungary | 1,889 | 43.3% / India | 4,780 | 3.7% / Iran | 915 |
The United States was the first country to build a nuclear submarine, and that boat was named the USS Nautilus.
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.
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 PLA navy has more than 225,000 personnel and is thought to have as many as 70 submarines, 10 of them nuclear-powered
The USS Nautilus (SSN-571), launched on January 21, 1954 and commissioned on September 30, 1954 at Electric Boat in Groton, CT, was the first nuclear powered submarine to …be built. Designed by Naval Engineer Hyman G. Rickover ( Admiral Rickover, "Father of the Nuclear Navy"), the Nautilus broke all records of the day for submerged endurance, including the first submerged transit of the Geographic North Pole. Essentially built as a proving and test design for future nuclear vessels, its successful pressurized water reactor design led to the current nuclear fleet we have today, with a spotless record of operation of nearly 60 years. The Nautilus is now a part of the Submarine Force Library and Museum in Groton, CT, where she was originally built by General Dynamics Electric Boat Division between 1952 and 1954. See more details by following the related link below.
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.
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.
In the United States, when a nuclear submarine has "run out of" nuclear fuel for its reactor (this takes many years), the reactor may be opened, and the spent fuel sent fo…r reprocessing at the Naval Reactors facility at the Idaho National Laboratory. The reactor's core may then be refueled. This process can take some time, and handling the spent fuel is dangerous and requires complex procedures to prevent contamination. If the submarine is to be overhauled, or retired, the fuel is removed for reprocessing, and the reactor compartment is cut out of the submarine, sealed, and moved for disposal to the Department of Energy's Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State, where they are kept in dry storage. The submarine may be welded back together, or the sections floated, until a new compartment and reactor are installed, or the vessel is cut up for scrap. Low level radioactive waste may be handled in other ways.
It depends on the size and type of boat, but in general, between 90 and 130 officers and crew.