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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number N-6022-R.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sharp (George G) Incorporated

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  USA  10007
  • Publication Date: 1963-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 173 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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