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Aboard the NS Savannah

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Never heard the Nuclear Ship designation before.

This, the only US nuclear powered merchant vessel, intersects a number of PTU interests from liners, to modern design, to advanced tech.

Interesting factoid of nuclear ship: they dont burn fuel and shed weight that needs to be ballasted with seawater. Ballasting is a tremendous logistical ordeal with ramifications of transferring exotic organisms around the world. Despite this advantage, nuke ships did not gain traction.

Never thought about such as a kid. I built a plastic model and loved the stylized atomic logo on the sleek curvaceous sides.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/07/aboard-the-ns-savannah-americas-first-and-last-nuclear-merchant-ship/

 

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Like many cargo ships of the era, it was unable to accomodate the massive industry changeover to containerization.  The technology, of course, could easily be made to work in a container ship.

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