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What a great story. I hope they make that movie about him and the men involved in that operation.

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those were wild times circling 24/7.  Most of the crash cases are still classified.

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grate story. any buddy have a feeling for the contact dose rate of the core?
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grate story. any buddy have a feeling for the contact dose rate of the core?

Having surveyed nuclear weapons on my boat, not very high. Both uranium and plutonium are self-shielding. We carried MK-45 nuclear tipped torpedo's that we called a twofer as the range of the torpedo and its effect blast range were the same (removed from boats in 1975). We also carried the Subroc torpedo tube launched missile/nuclear depth charge. The torpedomen working in the torpedo room did not get any detectable dose. The only people who got any detectable dose were the ELTs who sampled the primary plant and the occasional junior sailor whose temporary bunk on the torpedo handling racks ended up over one of the nukes (barely detectable). We both still got significantly less dose than someone ashore.
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