Nuclear Submarine Disasters

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Infobase Publishing, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 120 pages
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-- Some of the modern world's most devastating disasters are profiled -- The reforms and improvements that grew out of these tragedies are explained and put in perspective -- Historically accurate, compelling accounts -- Selected titles contain quotes from eyewitnesses Learn about two American submarines that sank in the 1960s and the Russian submarine Kursk in 2000.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
On the Bottom
10
Iron Coffins Pigboats and FBMs
25
Thresher
38
The SUBSAFE Program
57
Scorpion
64
Russian Disasters
76
Kursk
90
An Accident Can Be the Impetus for Reform
102
Chronology
112
Further Reading
114
Index
115
Picture Credits
119
About the Authors
120
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About the author (2002)

Christopher Higgins is a former Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer and freelance scientific writer.

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