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Place Setting - Aboard the USS Nautilus Submarine

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The solid ziroonium tableware represents the first application of the metal for such use. It was produced through the courtesy and combined efforts of the International Slver Company, Utica Cutlery Co. Fifth Sterling Inc and Cargo Rundum Metals Co.

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lyndee

Thanks for the info Brie.......now if I can only remember what I just read!!!! :))

Brie1648

The reactor for the Nautilus was a light water moderated, highly enriched in U235 core, with
zirconium-clad fuel plates. The high fuel enrichment gives the reactor a compact size, and a
high reactivity reserve to override the xenon poison dead time. The Nautilus beat numerous
records, establishing nuclear propulsion as the ideal driving force for the world's submarine
fleet. Among its feats was the first underwater crossing of the Arctic ice cap. It traveled 1,400
miles at an average speed of 20 knots.

I hope their zirconium was not from spent fuel rods!!

cevas

Very elegant!!!

pumpkinhead

Guessing it's not for the normal enlisted men and women?

Beekay

Mighty fancy setting. I wonder what they were serving...Lobster?

lyndee

But you still have to wash them Laura!!! :)
Quite nice Morris......a little better than what I have!!!!!
A little overboard with our tax money huh Snooker?????
Very interesting reading Jim. Thanks. I wasn't sure if they had these dishes when the sub was active, or if they put them in later for the museum. I guess If I was a good student, and left my headphones on doing the tour, I might know!!! LOL

jcarroll

Here is some interesting reading about zirconium below. I like the part about it not readily absorbing neutrons which is good if you are near a nuclear reactor!
http://www.lenntech.com/periodic/elements/zr.htm

snooker

Geez! Even gold on the dishes.

morris186

Very nice cutlery!!

laurajane

Sure beats a paper plate and some plastic cutlery!

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