56 HomeYamamoto and the Secret Admirers
Neal Stephenson


In Neal Stephenson's novel Cryptonomicon the Unterseeboot 234 (U-234) is a submarine in the North Atlantic bound for Tokyo which is transporting 1200 pounds of uranium oxide.

U-234 is also a rare isotope of uranium, natural uranium consists of about 0.006% U-234. Most natural uranium is U-238 (99.3%) and the rest is U-235.

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