Originally Posted by A1an
But they'll carry nuclear warheads?
The single fuel policy is partly practicality. Modern warfare is multi country. You can't have the US kit an aircraft carrier out to carry spare 91ron fuel and then land a British chopper on it that has a rib in it that wants 95 Ron. So they agree a single fuel. The same fuel the ship runs on so you just supply it all.
But in the interim while things are changing multi fuel makes sense. Oops we ran out of 95 Ron but we have A1 aircraft fuel ... Have some of that...
From a safety POV gasoline would be your least preferred fuel. If you believe the submariner last week things ain't perfect with nuke safety. So would you expect them to be with something we all handle daily? Spillages would be common...
I also suspect a fire near a nuke is a bad thing. When they move nukes by road as well as a convoy of armoured police vehicles, breakdown trucks, spare tractor units etc they have their own fire engine following about a mile behind. So I quite like the idea of them reducing the risk of fire on a ship carrying nukes etc...