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NUCLEAR PROPULSION FOR CONTAINER SHIPS

Since 1959, several studies of nuclear powered ships have been effected by Vickers Ltd. Studies associated with medium sized tankers, a cargo liner, and a passenger ship indicated no justification for their further development. Considerable aids in achieving optimal reactor designs had been provided by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. A PWR (pressurized water reactor) designed by the UKAEA had been chosen. The team concluded that the case for nuclear powered container ships was strictly in terms of their economic viability. In these terms, the team has evolved a "global fleet" concept.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Nuclear Engineers

    147 Victoria Station
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gaunt, IAB
    • Rouse, J R
    • Wilkinson, G R
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 86-91
  • Serial:
    • Nuclear Energy
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Institution of Nuclear Engineers

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1974 12:00AM