The first construction-differential subsidy application for a nuclear powered tanker has been received by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration. The application was filed for a fleet of 12 415,000-dwt nuclear powered tankers. These tankers are said to have a 21.6 knot capability, which would boost their comparable efficiency over other tankers by almost 30%, twin screws and rudders, double bottoms, clear water ballast systems, and a new design of 'mini-wing' tanks which would limit oil spills in case of collision. The design allows for the proposed vessel to operate with both modes of steam-fossil fuel and nuclear power. Two independent steam systems would be fitted on the ships, one for each main propulsion turbine. Reasons for design features such as the inclusion of a conventional steam boiler and the fine lines for high speed operation, as well as problems such as port clearance for these atomic powered ships as well as where the ships would dock in the United States, are also discussed in the article.

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    Seatrade Publications Limited

    Fairfax House
    Colchester CO1 1RJ, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • LONES, T
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • Seatrade
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Seatrade Publications, Limited
    • ISSN: 0037-0428

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  • Accession Number: 00051724
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1974 12:00AM