LESSONS OF SAVANNAH

This report reviews in brief the experience of the N.S Savannah program with respect to licensing and regulation, manning and training, refueling and servicing, insurance and public acceptance. Also described are current practices and an assessment is made of the position of advanced reactor systems under the Savannah precedents. The report concludes that there may eventually be no restrictions on nuclear ship operation, and there will be little design difference between nuclear and conventional ships. Wages are not expected to be a problem since little difference is anticipated in manning scales between nuclear and conventional ships, and training may practicably be done on board ship. With the exception of electronics and instrumentation, the report concludes that maintenance and repair costs in the new nuclear systems are not expected to exceed that of conventional ships. At the present time, no insurance problems are foreseen and adequate coverage at reasonable rates may be expected. It is expected that a shore staff consisting of the combination of a senior, highly trained and competent marine engineer and an electronics engineer should suffice.

  • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sharp (George G) Incorporated

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  USA  10007
  • Publication Date: 1966-9-15

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N-6022
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3064
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM