The NS Savannah is the pioneer for Merchant Marine nuclear propulsion. This paper presents a comprehensive summary of the total NS Savannah program with particular emphasis on the test and operational performance of the ship and its nuclear propulsion system. In addition, a brief discussion is presented on the future role of nuclear ships which will follow in the wake of the Savannah. While recent labor difficulties have had a significant impact on the operation of the Savannah, it is not the intent of this paper to evaluate these problems. Primary emphasis has been placed on the technical aspects of the ship and nuclear power plant performance, maintenance experience and proposed modifications which have resulted from the first year's operating experience.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • MacMillen, J
    • MacMillan, D C
    • Robb, J E
    • Lill, H
    • Mehann, R
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM