Japan's first nuclear powered ship, 'Mutsu', is nearing completion and is scheduled to begin operations in April 1973. Although this vessel has been built as a cargo ship, it is not expected or even intended, that this ship will earn her living carrying cargo. The main purpose of this vessel is to study the feasibility of nuclear propulsion systems and to show that a nuclear powered vessel is no more dangerous than a conventionally powered ship. The propulsion system of this vessel is described, including descriptions of the reactor, the steam generators and the main propulsion plant. Tables showing the reactor particulars and the pressure variations of the primary steam at different outputs are included in the presentation.

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    Benn Brothers Marine Publications Limited

    Lyon Tower, 125 High Street, Colliers Wood
    London SW19 2JN,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

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  • Accession Number: 00043981
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM