An historical account of the conception and design of the N.S. Savannah as an instrument of international goodwill and a proving ground for the peaceful use of atomic energy. The ship was designed and developed under a joint board from the Maritime Administration and the Atomic Energy Commission. The shipbuilding contract was awarded by this group to the New York Shipbuilding Corporation and the contract for the nuclear reactor was awarded to Babcock & Wilcox Company. Inherent in all the design effort has ban a very conservative attitude toward safety. The reasoning for the design even to minute details is very carefully documented as a guide for future designers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number UM 317 S45. Presented at the Winter Meeting of the Gulf-Section-West Area-Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in Houston, Texas on February 26, 1960.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Sullivan, E K
  • Publication Date: 1960-2-26

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1973 12:00AM