A preliminary economic analysis of a possible first large nuclear propelled tanker of 39,000 dead weight tons and incorporating the boiling water reactor propulsion system indicates less than a 10% increase in cost per ton of cargo over a conventional powered ship of the same tonnage. The major features of the proposed propulsion system for the nuclear powered tanker are described. A cost analysis is made of the nuclear and conventional tanker under like conditions.

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

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  United States  01910
  • Authors:
    • SCHMIDT, R L
    • Fidrych, L F
  • Publication Date: 1958-8-21

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: TID-7563
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM