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Nuclear powered cruisers of the United States Navy

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RUSSIAN NUCLEAR POWERED MISSILE CRUISER

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Kirov-class Heavy Nuclear-Powered Missile Cruiser [HD]

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Greta's Nuclear Cruiser Base Hit

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Watch the US Navy's laser weapon in action

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THE COMPLEX OF ARTILLERY FIRING OF THE HEAVY NUCLEAR POWERED CRUISER PETER THE GREAT

The United States Navy at one time had nuclear powered cruisers as part of its fleet. The first such ship was USS Long Beach (CGN-9). Commissioned in late summer 1961, she was the world's first nuclear powered surface combatant. She was followed a year later by USS Bainbridge (DLGN-25). While Long Beach was a 'true cruiser', meaning she was designed and built as a cruiser, Bainbridge began life as a frigate, though at that time the Navy was using the hull code "DLGN" for "destroyer leader, guided missile, nuclear". This was prior to the enactment of the 1975 ship reclassification plan, in which frigates (DLG/DLGN),, were reclassified as cruisers, so that the US Navy's numbers would compete with those of the Soviet Navy. Long Beach, the largest of all the nuclear cruisers, was equipped with a C1W cruiser reactor, while all the others were equipped with D2G destroyer reactors.
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