COMPARATIVE ECONOMICS OF NUCLEAR AND CONVENTIONAL SHIPS

Some of the changes occasioned by the shift from conventional to nuclear power appear as differences in capital and operating costs. A considerable portion of the net cost difference is in fixed costs. The most significant of these fixed costs in a comparison between nuclear and conventional ships are, in order of their importance, amortization, wages, insurance, and fuel inventory. Variable fuel costs and potential cost reductions are discussed.

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

    American-Standard

    Atomic Energy Division
    Mountain View, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Gordon, J J
  • Publication Date: 1958-8-21

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  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: TID-7563
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM