posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 02:46 PM
It doesn't matter how adept Australian Engineers are at overcoming problems.
The question is ..have they ever built a operating nuclear reactor. Are there even any operating nuclear reactors in Australia...land based? Not
research reactors so called...but reactors putting out electricity to the public??
The question is does Australia have any experience in this ..both engineering and operational.
Do they have the people and budget to keep and maintaiin an operating nuclear reactor...on a submarine??
This represents a huge and expensive undertaking..not only in operation of such a unit but the maintenance as well. Does the Australian Navy have any
such experienced people...not just operatiors but maintenance people as well need special expensive training.
Do any of you know what it means to be crapped out!!??
Does Australia have any such pier facilities to handle a nuclear ship?? Nuclear fueled ships require very special pier acomodations..not your standard
bill of fare. Nuclear certified and accomodated Drydock facilities as well..not your standard bill of fare.
This is one of the problems with moving a Nimitz Nuclear powered aircraft carrier down to Mayport Naval Station, Florida where previously only
conventional boiler fired carriers were stationed. Mayport Naval Station does not have nuclear quality/certified accomodations. These are very
specific and certified accomodations and adaptatioins not found in conventional ports of call.
This is knowledge and informations not generally know by the public never exposed to this side of the house.
You are talking here about a couple of years of preparation ..just to get the piers and drydocks ready to accomodate these submarines. This in
addition to the time required to train the Engineers/Crews...in reactor operation and maintenance.
I've been around nuclear submarine crews and also surface ship crews..even nuclear surface ship crews. The difference in caliber is visible if one
knows for what to look.
Submariners are indeed a strange lot. Throw in nuclear propulsion...wow!!!
edit on 24-3-2013 by orangetom1999 because: added a passage.