Submarines

US to Install Caterpillar Drive on Nuclear Submarine, Reportedly

It’s 40 years since Tom Clancy wrote ‘The Hunt for Red October’, and now his fiction is about to become a reality

James Marinero, MSc, MBA
The Dock on the Bay
9 min readApr 2, 2024

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Submarines: US to Install Caterpillar Drive on Submarine It’s 40 years since Tom Clancy wrote ‘The Hunt for Red October’, and now his vision is about to become a reality
The U.S. Navy submarine USS Montana (SSN-794) conducts initial sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean on 1 February 2022. Photo: US Navy, Public Domain

I first read ‘The Hunt for Red October’ soon after it was published and, as Physics grad (and sailor), the idea made great…

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James Marinero, MSc, MBA
The Dock on the Bay

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