Advancing the Nuclear Age

USS Triton Sail Park

A New Age of Nuclear

In 1960, the USS Triton circumnavigated the globe while staying submerged, a feat never before accomplished. The Triton used two nuclear reactors for power and propulsion, enabling it to safely travel long distances underwater. The nuclear reactors that powered the Triton are direct descendants of Hanford's nuclear reactors like the B Reactor, the first full-scale nuclear reactor ever constructed.