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Reactor designations are: A for Aircraft carrier, C for Cruiser, D for Destroyer and S for Submarine. The last letter indicates the designer institution or lead laboratory: B for Bechtel, C for Combustion Engineering, G for General Electric and W for Westinghouse. General Electric tended to excel in advanced development and Westinghouse in meeting production schedules. The number between the first and last letter refers to the generation number of the core design.

PlantLab Power
[per reactor]
Application
A1B Bechtel 260,000 shp +
600-1100MW
2 - CVN-78 Ford
A1W Bettis NA 2 - CVN-65 Enterprise prototype
A2W Bettis 35,000 shp 8 - CVN-65 Enterprise
A3W Bettis 45,000 shp 4 - CVA-674 Kennedy
A4W Bettis 140,000 shp 2 - CVN-68 Nimitz
A5W Bettis 140,000 shp 2 - CVN-78 CVNX
C1W Bettis 40,000 shp 2 - CGN-9 Long Beach
D1G Knolls NA CGN-25 Bainbridge prototype
D1W Bettis 60,000 DDGN-X
D2G Knolls 30,000 shp 2 - CGN-25 Bainbridge
2 - CGN-35 Truxtun
2 - CGN-36 California
2 - CGN-38 Virginia
NR-1 Knolls 1 - NR-1
S1C Knolls NA SSN-597 Tullibee prototype
S1G Knolls NA SSN-575 Seawolf prototype
S1W Bettis NA SSN-571 Nautilus prototype
S2C Knolls 2,500 shp 1 - SSN-597 Tullibee
S2G Knolls 15,000 shp 1 - SSN-575 Seawolf
S2W Bettis 15,000 shp 1 - SSN-571 Nautilus
S3G Knolls NA SSN-586 Triton prototype
S3W Bettis 13,200 shp 1 - SSN-578 Skate
1 - SSGN-587 Halibut
S4G Knolls 17,000 shp 2 - SSN-586 Triton
S4W Bettis 13,200 shp 1 - SSN-579 Swordfish
S5G Knolls 17,000 shp 1 - SSN-671 Narwhal
S5W Bettis 15,000 shp 1 - SSN-585 Skipjack
1 - SSN-594 Permit
1 - SSN-637 Sturgeon
1 - SSN-683 Parche
1 - SSN-685 Glenard Lipscomb
1 - SSBN-598 George Washington
1 - SSBN-608 Ethan Allen
1 - SSBN-616 Lafayette
1 - SSBN-640 Benjamin Franklin
S6G Knolls 35,000 shp 1 - SSN-688 Los Angeles
S6W Bettis 57,000 shp 1 - SSN-21 Seawolf
S7G Knolls NA MARF @ Knolls/Kesselring
S8G Knolls 60,000 shp 1 - SSBN-726 Ohio
S9G Knolls 40,000 shp 1 - SSN-774 Virginia NSSN
TTC ??,000 shp 1 - SSN-774 Virginia NSSN
GAS TURBINE
PlantContractor Power
[per system]
Application
Integrated
Power
System
(IPS)
- DD-21 Zumwalt
LM2500 General Electric ~20,000 shp 4 - CG-47 Ticonderoga
4 - DD-963 Spruance
4 - DD-21
4 - DDG-51 Arleigh Burke
4 - DDG-993 Kidd
2 - FFG-7 Oliver Hazard Perry
DIESEL
      ARS-50 Safeguard 
LST-1179 Newport  
LSD-41 Whidbey Island 
MCM-1 Avenger  
MHC-51 Osprey  
PC-1 Cyclone
STEAM
      CV-9 Essex 
CV-41 Midway 
CV-59 Forrestal 
CV-63 America 
CV-67 John F Kennedy 
CG-16 Leahy 
CG-26 Belknap 
DDG-2 Charles F. Adams 
DDG-37 Farragut 
FFG-1038 Bronstein 
FFG-1052 Knox 
FFG-1098 Glover 
LPH-2 Iwo Jima 
LHA-1 Tarawa 
LHD-1 Wasp
Hybrid Combined Systems
RACER 4 - DDG-51 Arleigh Burke



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