The Author begins by stating that the Ateliers et Chantiers de Bretagne has obtained a licence from the French Atomic Energy Commission through the Societe Technicatome to produce the advanced series of CAS (chaudieres avancees de serie) boilers. One of the main characteristics of these boilers is their compact design which makes it possible for them to be largely prefabricated. There are two types of CAS boilers: CAS 2 G with two steam generators of about 250 mW and CAS 3 G of about 420 mW. CAS reactors are used for nuclear merchant-ship propulsion at sea and atomic energy production of various kinds on land. Nuclear merchant ships in service, such as the United States ship Savannah, Germany's Otto Hahn and Japan's Mutsu are discussed. The present world recession is undoubtedly responsible for the setback in development and construction of modern nuclear ships, there being little market for the large tankers and container carriers which are so suitable for nuclear propulsion. One important development in the nuclear field is the Canadian nuclear icebreaker design of which some details are given. Order from BSRA as No. 49,484.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at 8th Colloquium on Exploitaton of the Oceans, held Paris February 1-3, 1978. This paper is available in English as BSRA Translation No. 4060.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Assn Scientifique & Tech pour l'Exploit des oceans

    19 avenue President Wilson
    75016 Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Vogelweith, L
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • French

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1E
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM