TECHNICAL, OPERATIONAL AND ECONOMIC REPORT ON THE N.S. SAVANNAH SECOND YEAR OF EXPERIMENTAL COMMERCIAL OPERATION, AUGUST 1966--AUGUST 1967
Although the N.S. Savannah was not designed as an optimized cargoliner, but to demonstrate one of the peaceful uses of the atom and as test bed for the application of nuclear power for merchant ship propulsion, the N.S. Savannah has compiled an outstanding record in her first two years of commercial service. Even with inherent design limitations for commercial service, experimental commercial operation of N.S. Savannah reduces the cost of demonstration operations to the Government by an estimated $4,000,000 annually, and at the same time permits a continuation of her valuable research and development functions. The N.S. Savannah has been operating in regularly scheduled cargoliner service efficiently, reliably, and on schedule for two years.
Maritime Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Publication Date: 1967-8
- Pagination: 66 p.
- TRT Terms: Economics; Nuclear power; Nuclear powered ships; Ship operations
- Subject Areas: Economics; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00027040
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NSS/ECO-B Tech Rpt
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM