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Nuclear-Powered Merchant Ships - NS Savannah, Mutsu, Otto Hahn, Sevmorput (Paperback) Loot Price: R275 Discovery Miles 2 750
Nuclear-Powered Merchant Ships - NS Savannah, Mutsu, Otto Hahn, Sevmorput (Paperback): Books Llc
Nuclear-Powered Merchant Ships - NS Savannah, Mutsu, Otto Hahn, Sevmorput (Paperback): Books Llc

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Chapters: Ns Savannah, Mutsu, Otto Hahn, Sevmorput. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 22. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: NS Savannah, named for SS Savannah, was the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, built in the late 1950s at a cost of $46.9 million, including a $28.3 million nuclear reactor and fuel core, funded by United States government agencies as a demonstration project for the potential usage of nuclear energy. Launched on 21 July 1959, she was in service between 19621972. NS Savannah is one of only four nuclear-powered cargo ships ever built. In 1955, President of the United States Dwight Eisenhower proposed building a nuclear-powered merchant ship as a showcase for his "Atoms for Peace" initiative. The next year, Congress authorized NS Savannah as a joint project of the Atomic Energy Commission, the Maritime Administration (MARAD), and the Department of Commerce. She was designed by George G. Sharp, Incorporated, of New York City. Her keel was laid down by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation at Camden, New Jersey. Her nuclear reactor was manufactured by Babcock and Wilcox. She was christened by U.S. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower at the ship's launching on 21 July 1959. The pressurized water reactor of NS Savannah Savannah was a demonstration of the technical feasibility of nuclear propulsion for merchant ships and was not expected to be commercially competitive. She was designed to be visually impressive, looking more like a luxury yacht than a bulk cargo vessel, and was equipped with thirty air-conditioned staterooms (each with an individual bath), a dining facility for 100 passengers, a lounge that could double as a movie theater, a veranda, a swimming pool and a library. By many measures, the ship was a success. She performed well at sea, her safety record wa...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=19457


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 24
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-44026-9
Barcode: 9781158440269
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-158-44026-X

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