Lenin

I have a strange fascination with all thing nuclear, especially ships. I came across this interesting pictorial of the world’s first nuclear powered ship. The Soviet icebreaker Lenin. Check out the rest of the pictures here. Here is another photo album as well. Murmansk is featured in this series of arctic pictures.

From Wikipedia…

” NS Lenin is a Soviet icebreaker launched in 1957, and is both the world’s first nuclear powered surface ship and the first nuclear powered civilian vessel. Lenin was put into operation in 1959 and officially decommissioned in 1989. “

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