Sunday, 22 April 2018

British nuclear cargo submarine built secretly according to the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant dated 7 December 1966

Drawing Mitchell submarine
Source Gereformeerd gezinsblad dated 29 March 1961

An item referred to the British newspaper Daily Herald dated London 5th reporting that England was building secretly a nuclear propelled cargo submarine which would have a speed of 240 kilometres [circa 130 knots] making I possible to cross the Atlantic Ocean in just one day. There were no official comments available. (1)

1. Never realized. The first British nuclear submarine was HMS Dreadnought (S101), laid down by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom on 12 June 1959, launched on 21 October 1960, commissioned on 17 April 1963 and decommissioned in 1980.