Nuclear Submariners

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Crabtree Publishing Company, Aug 1, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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What does it feel like to live in a pressurized metal tube, 1000 feet (300 m) under the ocean, and only steps away from lethally dangerous nuclear fissile material? Nuclear submariners know. In wartime, theirs is an unenviable task to hunt other submarines and destroy them before they themselves can be hunted down. Nuclear power allows these submarines to operate at high speed for long durations without having to surface frequently. Nuclear submarines never need to be refueled throughout their 25-year life-span. This fascinating book looks at what life is like for the men who live and work together on these boats; what the inside of a nuclear submarine looks like and how it works; how the sea gives the submariners all the air they need to breathe while under water; and how they fight the boat while they hunt other submarines.
 

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About the author (2009)

Antony Loveless is a freelance journalist and photographer and has flown with the RAF, sailed beneath the Atlantic in a Royal Navy nuclear submarine. His work has appeared in The Guardian, BBC, Zoo, Sky News, Real, Bizarre, Royal Air Force Magazine, Defence Helicopter, Airliner World, Pilot, Skydiving and Despatches. He is also a regular contributor to two news agencies on a range of issues. In January 2004 Antony was appointed as Baghdad Bureau Chief for the London Press Service, a position he held until the handover of power to the Iraqis in June. He lives in London.

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