The problems attendent to the application of a pressurized water reactor power plant to dry cargo or passenger-cargo ship propulsion are investigated. (Reactor technology and reactor plant design are not covered.) These problems are grouped as containment protection, radiation shielding, decontamination and waste disposal, and shipyard facilities. The work was conducted in two phases. The first, a collection of information, comprises Section 1 of this report and includes results of a search of the literature, a series of visits to companies involved in nuclear construction for naval vessels, and a series of conferences with shielding fabricators. These data were used where possible in the second phase of the report, Section 2 where the problems mentioned above were studied separately and presented as four sub-sections. Their inter-dependence is indicated where appropriate. Within the limitations of time, discussions, conclusions, and recommendations were drawn, and suggested further study mentioned.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number NYSC-MA-2.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York Shipbuilding Corporation

    Yorktown, VA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1958-1-31

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 256 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026100
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NYSC-MA-2 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1571
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM