What are the seven principles of the nuclear Navy?

The major safety-program values of the NNPP are captured in its list of watchstanding principles: integrity, ownership, formality, level of knowledge, questioning attitude, procedural compliance, and forceful backup.

What is the naval nuclear propulsion Program?

The Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program comprises the military and civilian personnel who design, build, operate, maintain, and manage the nuclear-powered ships and the many facilities that support the U.S. nuclear-powered naval fleet.

What three programs are designed to provide technical or nuclear trained personnel for naval service?

Three Navy job specialties, called “ratings,” are included in the NF community: Machinist’s Mate (MM), Electrician’s Mate (EM), and Electronics Technician (ET). The rating in which an NF candidate is trained is determined at the Recruit Training Center (boot camp).

How does nuclear propulsion work on ships?

Atoms in the nuclear reactor split, which releases energy as heat. This heat is used to create high-pressured steam. The steam turns propulsion turbines that provide the power to turn the propeller. Additional turbines also make electricity for the ship.

What principle of the nuclear Navy is considered to be at the heart of how we interact with others?

Communication. Communication is at the heart of how we interact with others.

What Asvab score do I need for nuclear engineering?

ASVAB Requirements for Ratings

Rating (Job) ASVAB Scores Required
NF – Nuclear Field VE+AR+MK+NAPT = 290 (with minimum 50 NAPT score) or AR+MK+EI+GS+NAPT = 290 (with minimum 50 NAPT score) or VE+AR+MK+MC = 252 (No NAPT required) or AR+MK+EI+GS = 252 (No NAPT required).
OS – Operations Specialist VE+MK+CS=157 or AR+2MK+GS=210

Who runs kapl?

KAPL, as well as Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, is managed and operated by Fluor Marine Propulsion Corporation, a subsidiary of Fluor Corporation. Previously operated by Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bechtel National Incorporated.

How hard is the Navy nuke program?

According to the Nuclear Field, Navy Nuke training is known for being rigorous as evidenced by a Navy nuclear power school graduation rate of just 80 percent despite the impressive aptitude scores of all those admitted.

Why do cruise ships not use nuclear power?

The largest vehicles in the world emit the most pollution. A cruise ship is equal to a million cars a day. The cargo ships and oil tankers are already a threat to the environment just by their cargo let alone their pollution.

How long can a nuclear-powered ship stay at sea?

20 years
As a result of the use of nuclear power, the ships are capable of operating continuously for over 20 years without refueling and are predicted to have a service life of over 50 years.

Are all US Navy ships nuclear powered?

Currently, the U.S. has 83 nuclear-powered ships: 72 submarines, 10 aircraft carriers and one research vessel. These NPWs make up about forty percent of major U.S. naval combatants, and they visit over 150 ports in over 50 countries, including approximately 70 ports in the U.S. and three in Japan.