Substitution of nuclear power for conventional power in merchant ship propulsion causes changes in some of the factors involved in design and operation. These changes are reflected in the subsequent economic analysis, affecting both earning capacity and operating costs. Weight and space adjustments are discussed, and various power cycles are evaluated including boiling water, pressurized water, organic moderated, and gas cooled.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Part of the Proceedings of the 1958 Nuclear Merchant Ship Symposium, held in Washington, D.C., August 21, 1958.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Todd Shipyards Corporation

    Los Angeles Division
    San Pedro, CA  United States 


    Atomic Energy Division
    Mountain View, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Winchell, B W
    • Gordon, J J
  • Publication Date: 1958-8-21

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026127
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM