BOILING WATER REACTOR FOR MERCHANT SHIP PROPULSION
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.
- Part of the Proceeding of the 1958 Nuclear Merchant Ship Symposium, held in Washington, D.C., August 21, 1958.
General ElectricMarine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
Lynn, MA United States 01910
- SCHMIDT, R L
- Fidrych, L F
- Publication Date: 1958-8-21
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Economics; Electric power plants; Nuclear power; Nuclear powered ships; Reactor fuel cycle
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear fuel cycles; Power plant economics
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Marine Transportation;
- 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