THE N.S. SAVANNAH DESIGN
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.
- 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.
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- Sullivan, E K
- Publication Date: 1960-2-26
- Features: Tables;
- Pagination: 42 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Nuclear power plants; Nuclear powered ships; Nuclear reactors
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear reactor design
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026813
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 1973 12:00AM