Science: Whale of a Boat

"Fabulous, absolutely fabulous," said Commander William W. Behrens Jr. of the nuclear submarine Skipjack, just returned last week from her first sea trials. "We could hardly believe it ourselves; everything went so magnificently smooth. The Skipjack will have no trouble holding every submarine record, and we won't even have to be good to do it."

Commander Behrens said a mouthful. Built by Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., with a Westinghouse Electric Corp. nuclear engine, the Skipjack is the consummation of a long program to give the U.S. its first true submersible designed primarily for...

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