THREE DESIGN STUDIES FOR SELECTING A PROTOTYPE REACTOR FOR A NUCLEAR TANKER

This document reports on the findings of an evaluation group convened to consider three nuclear-powered tanker design and engineering studies. The studies were intended to identify a nuclear propulsion plant suitable for early and broad application to the merchant marine. A description of the major assumptions and general design data furnished to the contractors for the reference tanker, a 43,000 dead-weight ton tanker, is given in Appendix A. Appendix B presents a summary and a comparative tabulation of cost estimates for the different systems. A summary, which includes brief descriptions of the different systems and a comparative analysis of the technical aspects of the systems is provided in Appendix C. The future potential of the system is discussed in Appendix D and a list of the contractors' reports is in Appendix E.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number TID-8528.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Atomic Energy Commission

    Division of Reactor Development
    ,   USA 
  • Publication Date: 1960-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026401
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TID-8528 Sum Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM