SAVANNAH 1962 : New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden

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SAVANNAH 1962 : New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden

Post by Deepol » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:02 am

She was the first nuclear powered ship and was intended as a demonstrator for maritime nuclear power.
Launched on July 21st 1959 she did not enter service until 1962 following installation and testing of the reactor.
Originally a passenger/ cargo ship, her passenger facilities were withdrawn in 1965.
She was decommissioned in 1971 and after a period of idleness has been restored and is now a Museum Ship at Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
One of two Eagle cutaway drawings
Can't ever remember a ship being the subject of two Eagle features.
At Durban. Trevor Jones slide courtesy Chris Howell.
Paul Strathdee

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