The present and future prospects for the use of nuclear- powered merchant ships are described in light of the development and launching of the N. S. Savannah. Ultra- conservative design has produced the first combination passenger-cargo ship to demonstrate the safety of nuclear fuel for merchant ship use. Operating costs will be above those normally considered acceptable for fossil fueled ships. These costs can be brought down to acceptable levels through research and development of more advanced types of nuclear reactors which are already being tested. The future looks bright for this type of vessel.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C. under reference number Bm 991.Su5.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Twin Coast Newspapers, Incorporated

    99 Wall Street
    New York, NY  United States  10005
  • Authors:
    • Sullivan, E K
  • Publication Date: 1961-11-1

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  • Accession Number: 00027901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 24 1973 12:00AM