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World's First Nuclear-Powered Submarine

The world's first nuclear-powered submarine was launched on 21st January 1954. The USS Nautilus was regarded as the first 'true' submarine as it could submerge for months.

The world's first ever nuclear-powered submarine was launched. The USS Nautilus was regarded as the first 'true' submarine as it could submerge for months. It soon shattered all underwater speed and distance records and played a crucial role in the cold war. We hear from one of the original crewmembers.

PHOTO: Courtesy of the US Navy

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