The N.S. Savannah is a single-screw, all steel, 9 compartment, passenger-cargo ship of 10,000 tons deadweight, with raked bow and modified cruiser stern. A pressurized water nuclear reactor system generates saturated steam to a two-stage steam turbine for the ship's propulsion. This volume describes the engineering and construction of the N.S. Savannah with special attention upon the safety features of her nuclear propulsion system. Background material provided in the introduction includes an historical sketch, principal features of the ship and power plant, and principal safety features of the ship. Details including design philosophies and criteria, are described for the ship, power plant, reactor system, propulsion system, ships service system, and refueling and radioactive waste management. Extensive drawings and tables accompany the descriptions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number B-3-NSSA-Vol-1. See MRIS -027591, Vol 2; MRIS-027592, Vol 3; MRIS-027593, Vol 4; MRIS-027594, Vol 5, Pt 1; MRIS-027595, Vol 5, Pt 2.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Babcock and Wilcox Company

    Atomic Energy Division
    Lynchburg, VA  United States  24504
  • Publication Date: 1960-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 196 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: AT(30-3)-274
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1973 12:00AM