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Old 04-18-2010, 07:46 PM
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As I recall that photo of the Nimitz rolling to starboard in a big way was in sea trials after it's last major overhaul. Take around 98,000 tons of ship (real tons, not gross tons), run it up to flank speed (around 40 mph), and then spin the rudder all the way until it stops. I'll bet they got pressurizer low level alarms on both reactors. Probably on the steam generators too.