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USS Princeton

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 30, 2011

The frigate USS Princeton, launched in 1843, was named after Princeton, New Jersey, site of an American victory during the Revolutionary War. The city was also the home of the prominent Stockton family, avid supporters of the project to build the vessel.

Nuclear-powered cargo vessels

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on March 15, 2011

Soon after the dawn of the nuclear age in 1945, eyes and minds turned to the possible peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Nuclear plants for production of electricity gradually became common. Use of atom bombs for large construction projects, such as a second canal between the Atlantic and Pacific…