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Rolls-Royce PWR

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The Rolls-Royce pressurised water reactor (PWR) series has powered British nuclear submarines since the, commissioned in 1966. [1]

26 relations: Astute-class submarine, Ballistic missile submarine, Churchill-class submarine, Critical mass, Derby, Dounreay, Dreadnought-class submarine, Freedom of Information Act 2000, Hull classification symbol, Liam Fox, Loss-of-coolant accident, Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom), Nuclear reactor, Nuclear reactor core, Nuclear submarine, Pressurized water reactor, Resolution-class submarine, Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations, Royal Navy, S5W reactor, Swiftsure-class submarine, Trafalgar-class submarine, Trident (missile), Valiant-class submarine, Vanguard-class submarine, 1958 US–UK Mutual Defence Agreement.

Astute-class submarine

The Astute class is the latest class of nuclear-powered fleet submarines (SSNs) in service with the Royal Navy.

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Ballistic missile submarine

A ballistic missile submarine is a submarine capable of deploying submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) with nuclear warheads.

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Churchill-class submarine

The three Improved Valiant-class submarines, sometimes known as the Churchill class,Hool, Jack, and Nutter, Keith, Damned Un-English Machines, a history of Barrow-built submarines, pub Tempus, 2003, page 177.

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Critical mass

A critical mass is the smallest amount of fissile material needed for a sustained nuclear chain reaction.

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Derby is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, England.

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Dounreay (Dùnrath) (Ordnance Survey) is on the north coast of Caithness, in the Highland area of Scotland and west of the town of Thurso.

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Dreadnought-class submarine

The Dreadnought class is the replacement for the ''Vanguard'' class of ballistic missile submarines which entered service in the United Kingdom in the 1990s with an intended service life of 25 years.

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Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c.36) is an Act of Parliament of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that creates a public "right of access" to information held by public authorities.

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Hull classification symbol

The United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, and United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) use a hull classification symbol (sometimes called hull code or hull number) to identify their ships by type and by individual ship within a type.

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Liam Fox

Liam Fox (born 22 September 1961) is a British politician of the Conservative Party serving as Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade since 2016.

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Loss-of-coolant accident

A loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) is a mode of failure for a nuclear reactor; if not managed effectively, the results of a LOCA could result in reactor core damage.

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Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD or MOD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.

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Nuclear reactor

A nuclear reactor, formerly known as an atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a self-sustained nuclear chain reaction.

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Nuclear reactor core

A nuclear reactor core is the portion of a nuclear reactor containing the nuclear fuel components where the nuclear reactions take place and the heat is generated.

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Nuclear submarine

A nuclear submarine is a submarine powered by a nuclear reactor.

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Pressurized water reactor

Pressurized water reactors (PWRs) constitute the large majority of the world's nuclear power plants (notable exceptions being the United Kingdom, Japan, and Canada) and are one of three types of light water reactor (LWR), the other types being boiling water reactors (BWRs) and supercritical water reactors (SCWRs).

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Resolution-class submarine

The Resolution class was a class of four nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) built for the Royal Navy as part of the UK Polaris programme.

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Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations

Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations Limited, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce plc, operates three sites licensed to handle nuclear material, two of which are at Raynesway in Derby, UK.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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S5W reactor

The S5W reactor is a nuclear reactor used by the United States Navy to provide electricity generation and propulsion on warships.

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Swiftsure-class submarine

The Swiftsure class was a class of nuclear-powered fleet submarines in service with the Royal Navy from the early 1970s until 2010.

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Trafalgar-class submarine

The Trafalgar class is a class of nuclear-powered fleet submarines (SSNs) in service with the Royal Navy, and the successor to the.

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Trident (missile)

The Trident missile is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) equipped with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRV).

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Valiant-class submarine

The Valiant class were a class of nuclear-powered fleet submarines in service with the Royal Navy from the mid-1960s until 1994.

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Vanguard-class submarine

The Vanguard class is a class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) in service with the Royal Navy.

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1958 US–UK Mutual Defence Agreement

The 1958 US–UK Mutual Defense Agreement, or UK–US Mutual Defence Agreement, is a bilateral treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom on nuclear weapons cooperation.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_PWR

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