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Flat White

Nuclear: a powerful future

14 May 2022

12:00 PM

14 May 2022

12:00 PM

As a Merchant Navy navigator, I knew the range and durability of my ship were intrinsically limited to the fuel capacity.

In the late1960s, and as the new junior third officer of the elderly cargo-passenger ship the Francis Drake, we berthed in Yokohama opposite to the world’s first nuclear cargo-passenger ship Savannah – a superb yacht-style vessel.

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