USS Seawolf (SSN-575) , a unique submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the seawolf , a solitary fish with strong, prominent teeth and projecting tusks that give it a savage look, was the second nuclear submarine, and the only US submarine built with a liquid metal cooled ( sodium ) nuclear reactor .Seawolf was technologically more advanced than her predecessor, USS Nautilus (SSN-571) . Carrying a superheated steam powerplant, rather than a traditional saturated steam plan, reduced the size of the machinery spaces nearly 40%. Her liquid-sodium cooled reactor was more efficient than a water-cooled one, and quieter, but posed several safety hazards for the ship and crew. The phrase "Blue Haze" was often associated with the boat, even though t was only one sodium coolant leak ever noted, and that was while she was fitting out in the yards. Although fully armed, Seawolf , like the first nuclear submarine USS Nautilus (SSN-571) , was primarily an ... read more
You are bidding on a USS Seawolf SSN - 575 Submarine Model. The model is 12 inches long , 3/4 of an inch across and is made of resin from a mold ( not a kit ) mounted on an oakwood stand with brass metal supports. In good condition, buyer to pay priority mail shipping for 3 lbs. from zip code 94590. Paypal accepted only. Thank you and good luck.