THE ROLE OF NUCLEAR POWER IN THE MERCHANT MARINE
From both commercial and military viewpoints, this study concludes that a high speed nuclear express system promises substantial improvements in the Merchant Marine. The ships in the system would be of the warehouse type, a new concept which is capable of fully utilizing advances in cargo handling, including roll-on/roll-off capability, and yet flexible enough to function in the cargo handling environment of today. It's economic competitiveness with conventional ships on various trade routes is discussed. An evaluation of the consolidated nuclear steam generator (CNSG) reactor and the 630A gas-cooled reactor concludes that both are totally acceptable from the standpoint of safety and applicability to ship propulsion.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number N-6022-R.
Sharp (George G) Incorporated100 Church Street
New York, NY United States 10007
- Publication Date: 1963-9
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 173 p.
- TRT Terms: Cargo handling; Economics; Merchant fleet operation; Nuclear power; Nuclear powered ships
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026608
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: N-6022-R
- Contract Numbers: MA-3064
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM