The Nuclear Ship Savannah, built and operated as a joint project of the Atomic Energy Commission and the Maritime Administration, has the broad objectives of demonstrating a peaceful use of atomic energy and the feasibility of reactor power for marine propulsion. The consequent fusion of the oldest form of transportation and the newest power source could only be made by the rationalization of regulations, conventions and attitudes prevailing in both industries. Construction of a nuclear ship requires the incorporation of substantial safeguards against the usual hazards of navigation as well as the reactor safeguards typical of land-based plants. Operation in domestic and foreign ports is based upon an acceptable Port Operating Plan and upon the confidence that the judgment of the senior officers is adequate to meet with any potential hazard on or off the ship.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Available as a reference at Maritime Administration, Office of Research and Development, Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Navigation

    1 Kensington Gore
    London SW 7,   England 
  • Authors:
    • McMichael, D B
    • Carrico, P E
  • Publication Date: 1964-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM