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Underwater warship that operates on nuclear energy; it can remain underwater for months without surfacing.
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The submarine’s superstructure, from which the periscopes and antennas emerge.
Adjustable fin at the front of the submarine; it is used for diving and surfacing.
Room that houses the torpedoes and firing tubes.
Chamber that houses the torpedoes for firing.
Self-propelled weapon containing an explosive charge that is designed to attack enemy ships and submarines.
Device in which nuclear fission is produced; this releases the heat required to evaporate the water in the steam generator.
nuclear boiler room
Room that houses the reactor.
electricity production room
Room where the instruments that produce electricity are housed.
production of electricity from nuclear energy
main electric motor
Engine that drives the propeller; the turbo-alternator supplies it with electricity.
Adjustable rudder at the stern that allows the submarine to dive and surface.
Room that houses the electric motors.
Movable part that allows the submarine to stay on course and turn right and left.
Device with blades that is connected to a propeller shaft; its movement generates the propulsion needed to drive the submarine.
emergency electric motor
Motor that replaces the main motor in the event of a breakdown.
Device that uses steam to convert the mechanical force generated by the rotation of the turbine into electricity.
Hatch that serves as a passage between the outside and the aft area of the submarine.
propulsion machinery control room
Command station for the engine room.
Device in which water is converted into steam using heat from the cooling system; it powers the turbo-alternator.
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