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N.S. SAVANNAH

PROGRAM DATA AND CHARTS

1962 - 1965

UNITED STATES
ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION
MARITIME ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

WASHINGTON, D. C. 20235


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As of August 1965

NUCLEAR SHIP SAVANNAH

HISTORY

Proposed by President April 1955
Approved by Congress July 1956
Selection of B&W October 1956
Selection of G. G. Sharp April 1957
Selection of N. Y. Ship. November 1957
Keel Laid May 1958
States Marine as Operator September 1958
Launched July 1959
Component Testing Started July 1960
Systems Testing Started November 1960
Public Hearing March 1961
AEC Fueling Authorization July 1961
Fueling November 1961
Initial Criticality December 21, 1961
Initial Sea Trial March 1962
Delivery May 1962
AEC Operating Authorization August 1962
Initial Domestic Voyage August 1962 - February 1963
AEIL as Operator July 1963
New Crew Training July 1963 - April 1964
Domestic and Foreign Voyages May 1964 - March 1965
Commercial Operation License Application April 30, 1965
Public Hearing - FAST, Inc. June 1965
MA-FAST Charter August 1965
Commercial Service to Europe August 25, 1965
PEC - 8-2-65


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As of March 10, 1965

N.S. SAVANNAH DATA

Displacement (Total) 22,000 tons
  (Light) 12,334 tons
Length 596 feet
Beam 78 feet
Draft 29 feet
Power 20,000 SHP
22,000 SHP (max.)
Speed 21 knots
Passengers 60
Expected fuel life, Core I 6 years
Ship - Delivered Cost $56,000,000
Total Miles Steamed 89,818
Total Fuel Burn-up 34.6 lbs. U-235
Ports Visited - Domestic 28
Ports Visited - Foreign 18
Foreign Acceptance Agreements - Europe 12
Visitors - Domestic and. Foreign 1,389,780
Total Passengers 848
Total tons of cargo 4,799.2
Total Revenue Earned $385,552.89
Total Senior Reactor Operators Licensed 20
Total Reactor Operators Licensed 54
Total Deck Officers Trained 43
Total Instrument/Electrician Officers Trained 5


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SAVANNAH REACTOR PERFORMANCE
May 5, 1964 - March 10, 1965

90% of the 308 days the reactor was available for use and was critical.

95.5% of the 308 days the reactor was operating or in a planned outage.

99.8% of the 130 days at sea the reactor was operating.

1.1% of the 131 scheduled days at sea the reactor was inoperative.

Scheduled departure was held up until one time for 28 hours.

All 35 port arrivals were on schedule.

There were 3 scrams at sea - total downtime of 6 hours.

During the last 3 months of operation, there were no scrams.

C. P. Patterson 5/27/65



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N.S. SAVANNAH
PORT DEMONSTRATION VISITS
1962 - 1965

Yorktown 4,613* 2-1 to 8-21-62 Oslo 30,874 8-18 to 8-24
Savannah 38,268 8-22 to 8-28 Copenhagen 44,956 8-25 to 9-1
Norfolk 18,394 8-30 to 9-4 Halsingborg 22,964 9-1 to 9-4
Panama Canal 134 9-18 Malmo 30,401 9-4 to 9-8
Seattle 55,999 10-1 to 10-21
San Francisco 39,957 11-18 to 11-26 New York 3,106 9-17 to 9-22
Long Beach 25,867 11-27 to 12-10
Los Angeles 16,494 12-11 to 12-17 Rotterdam 50,929 9-30 to 10-6
Honolulu 21,581 12-22 to 12-28 Antwerp 50,578 10-6 to 10-12
Portland 34,915 1-4 to 1-10-63 LeHavre 11,090 10-13 to 10-19
San Diego 42,378 1-14 to 1-22
Balboa, C.Z. 8,292 1-29 to 1-31 Brooklyn 38,842 10-26 to 11-3
Galveston 37,136 2-5-63 to 5-17-63 Philadelphia 42,575 11-4 to 11-8
  Subtotal 344,628
Lisbon 35,389 11-17 to 11-23
AEIL Operation Barcelona 25,454 11-25 to 12-1
Naples 22,616 12-2 to 12-8
Galveston 7,342 3-21-64 to 5-4-64
Houston 40,894 5-5 to 5-10 New York 219 12-18 to 12-22
New Orleans 14,883 5-14 to 5-16 Wilmington 13,919 12-23 to 12-29
Baltimore 28,792 5-20 to 5-24 Charleston 17,195 12-30 to 1-3-65
Boston 21,286 5-26 to 6-1 Jacksonville 47,460 1-4 to 1-14
New York 36,030 6-1 to 6-8 San Juan, P.R. 15,381 1-17 to 1-21
Bremerhaven 30,390 6-18 to 6-23 Piraeus-Athens 38,976 2-2 to 2-7
Hamburg 49,919 6-23 to 6-29
Dublin 40,585 7-2 to 7-6 Hoboken 258 2-18 to 2-23
Southampton 32,742 7-7 to 7-12 Pt. Everglades 48,535 2-25 to 3-3
Mobile 18,597 3-5 to 3-9
Hoboken 33,001 7-20 to 7-30 Galveston 27,037 3-10 to 8-20-65
Providence 38,871 7-31 to 8-4 Subtotal 1,045,452
Portland 33,066 8-5 to 8-9

Total Visitors All Ports - 1,389,780

*Includes Demonstration Run Passengers.



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OBJECTIVES
OF N.S. SAVANNAH

1. To demonstrate advanced technology and peaceful use of nuclear energy for U. S. prestige.

2. To provide a working test-bed/laboratory to be used as a tool in creating advanced ships.

3. To establish acceptable standards in:
a) Design of ship and reactor.
b) Operating practices.
c) Manning.
d) Port entry and operation.
e) Safety of crew, passengers, and general public.

4. To establish necessary acceptance terms under which foreign ports could be entered.

5. To establish acceptance by passengers, authorities, and general public as well as cargo shippers.



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SAVANNAH ACCOMPLISHMENTS

1. Established necessary design functions.

2. Established one acceptable means for performing functions.

3. Established acceptable port operating procedures in both U.S. and abroad.

4. Established availability of insurance and pattern of foreign 3rd party nuclear liability coverage.

5. Established acceptance by passengers, port authorities, cargo shippers, harbor workers and general public.

6. Established regulatory procedures, inspection standards and training requirements.

7. Established manning to be a direct function of ship layout and service, and reduced manning for commercial operation.

8. Established acceptable standards of safety for passengers, workers, and general public.

9. Established the high degree of reliability and performance of nuclear power.

10. Established contractual terms for Government-supported private operation and fulfilled requirements for AEC License for regular commercial service.

11. Established the means by which very high performance commercial ships can be achieved.



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PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS FOR
PORT OPERATION OF NUCLEAR SHIPS

1. High standard of reactor containment.

2. Ship mobility under emergency conditions.

3. Adequate in-port manning.

4. Adequate control of environment.

5. High standard of crew training.

6. High standard of equipment condition.

7. Availability of professional reactor engineering advice.

8. Approved Specific operating plan.



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SKILLS
NEEDED FOR NUCLEAR SHIP OPERATION

1. Reactor Operation

2. Reactor Management

3. Port Operations Analysis

4. Cold Water Chemistry

5. Radiochemistry

6. Health Physics

7. Instr./Electrical Officers

8. Mechanical Maintenance

9. New Equipment Training

10. Nuclear Safety Analysis

11. Regulatory Compliance

12. Security & Traffic Control

13. Public Events

14. Refueling Technique



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DISTRIBUTION OF SKILLS

1. Engineering Officers Nuclear Safety
Reactor Operation
Reactor Management
Port Analysis
Water Chemistry
Radiochemistry
Health Physics
Instr./Elect.Analysis
Mech. Maintenance
Compliance & Testing
Refueling
C.V. Testing
2. Deck Officers Reactor Management
Port Analysis
Nuclear Safety
Compliance
Health Physics
Reactor Operation
Public Events
Security
3. Instr./Elect. Officers Instr./Electrical Analysis
Instr./Electrical Repair
Compliance
Nuclear Safety
4. Doctor, Nurses H.P. Health Physics Nuclear Safety
Radiochemistry
5. Port Operations Officer Navigation
Ship Management
Radiological Protection
Land and Sea Traffic Control
6. Security/Public Events Teams Traffic Control
Public Relations
7. Nuclear Advisor All Disciplines
8. STS Staff Refueling
Compliance
Reactor Operations
Reactor Management
Port Analysis
Nuclear Safety


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SPECIALIST FUNCTIONS

1. Water Chemistry (Oxygen Control)
(Solids Control)  in all systems
(Chloride Control)
2. Radiochemistry Fuel Element Failure Detection
Corrosion Product Analysis
Demineralizer Status Control
3, Health Physics Personnel Monitoring
Contamination Control
Shield Monitoring
Waste Discharge Control
Emergency Monitoring
Records
4. Port Technical Teams Secure Port Entry & Select Berth Through Detailed Reviews & Negotiations with Authorities
5. Security Teams Handle all On-Ship & Off-Ship Crowds
Provide Protection to Ship
6. Public Events Teams Make Public Arrangements and Ceremonies
Advertise Arrival
Handle Local Officials
Handle Local Organizations
7. Nuclear Advisor Independent Compliance Analysis
Abnormal Condition Advice
Manufacturer's Representative
Special Testing Observer


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N.S. SAVANNAH

AGENCY AND CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIPS
1963 1964 1965

organization chart



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AEC-MARITIME JOINT GROUP, 1962-1965, Organization chart


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SHIP ORGANIZATION, 1962-1965, Organization chart


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SAVANNAH PROGRAM ORGANIZATION, 1963-1965, Organization chart


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SAVANNAH TECHNICAL STAFF, 1963-1965, Organization chart
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