S1C Nuclear Power Training Unit (NTPU)
Located at Windsor Locks, Connecticut in the midst of some shade-grown tobacco fields, the S1C plant was the prototype reactor for the USS Tullibee (SSN-597). Except for its size, and the fact that it had turbo-electric drive, the system layout was similar to the S5W reactor plants being used in most nuclear-powered submarines at the time. This was very beneficial to the graduates for their future qualification when they got assigned to their first nuclear-powered submarine. The S1C plant at the Windsor site in Connecticut was shutdown in March 1994, and defueling was completed in 1995.
Maintained by Robert Sherman
Originally created by John Pike
Updated Saturday, February 27, 1999 7:56:20 AM