Operating and maintenance functions on the N.S. Savannah were hampered by the ship's layout of machinery space, shops, and laboratories. No proper space was provided for the performance of routine cold water chemistry on the secondary system. Maintenance and operation of the ship was difficult because of separation and location of machinery and shop spaces. This resulted in ineffective use of available manpower, caused communications problems, and made engineering operations difficult. Conceptual layouts were made to provide centralization of the shops and laboratories to a location near the control room. The new shop areas provides a central storage area for reference materials and drawings pertaining to the ship, accessible storage for tools and spare parts, and a comfortable well-lighted workspace. Additional work on laboratory centralization is necessary to further the goals of reduced manning, lower operating costs, and more safe and efficient operation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number STS-46.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    N.S. Savannah Technical Staff
    Galveston, TX  United States 

    Todd Shipyards Corporation

    Los Angeles Division
    San Pedro, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Honeywell, A P
  • Publication Date: 1964-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STS-46
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3377
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM