Here with several You Tube video the second of which is germane to a previous blog entry.
I recommend both video highly, without reservation or qualification. EVEN a MUST see!
1. "How to Build A Nuclear Submarine (Full)"
"Fourteen years to design and build and costing around a billion pounds [about $1.4 billion USD], nuclear submarine the Astute is one of the most technologically advanced and controversial machines in the world."
THINK NOT MERELY "THE MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED" MACHINE MADE BY MAN BUT AT THIS EXACT MOMENT THE MOST COMPLICATED THING AS MADE BY MAN!!
Before the Astute class submarine the Space Shuttle and before that the USS Iowa class battleship as those most complicated things made by man.
AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT FOUR SUBMARINES IN VARIOUS STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION.
A single [?] and special facility for fabrication and assembly of the finished product [nuclear submarine] also a must.Impressive!
2. "Devonport nuclear submarine dismantling project"
Dismantling of a nuclear submarine a major project of itself.
THAT MAJOR FACTOR AND FIRST STEP IN THE DISMANTLING OF ANY NUCLEAR-POWERED SUBMARINE THE REMOVAL OF THE COMPARTMENT CONTAINING THE RADIOACTIVE REACTOR. AFTER THE NUCLEAR REACTOR REMOVED THE REST OF THE DISMANTLING PROCEDURE RELATIVELY EASY??
ADDITIONALLY A PERMANENT AND FINAL STORAGE FACILITY FOR THE REACTOR AND NUCLEAR CORE MATERIAL WILL NOT BE READY UNTIL; 2040!!
Nobody ever said any of this was going to be easy!