Savannah

Jan Hendrik
13th April 2005, 13:31
The n.s. Savannah was the world's first nuclair powered commercial vessel.
Launched March 1962.
She roamed the world, however, was decomissioned in 1972.
Since 1999 now berthed in Newport News, Virginia.
Does anybody have pictures from her "laid up" period after 1972?

Vessel's particulars:
Displacement 21.500 tonnes, DWT: 10.000 cargo capacity 9.400 tonnes
length: 595 ft, beam: 78 ft.

Vessel could sail 336.000 miles without refueling, 21 to max 23 knots.
Passengers 60, crew up to 124.

I took these photos when she visited Rotterdam in 1963. Berth: Parkkade.
Note: One picture showing a non visiting day. Next picture the enormous "line" for visitors (including myself)

second part follows.

Jan Hendrik
13th April 2005, 13:37
Follow up story.

Hereby the original postcard which was handed out on board.
This vessel looked like a megayacht, yet it was classified as a cargo vessel.

Only another two nuclair commercial vessels were built:
n.s. OTTO HAHN and the Russian SERMORPUT
Has anybody photos of these two ships?

James_C
13th April 2005, 15:10
The Russians have a couple of Nuclear powered icebreakers which carry passengers to the north pole.

Santos
13th April 2005, 19:57
Jan,

Savannah

Go to the below site, there are a couple of pictures of Savannah laid up and a very good article on her.

http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=78787&ran=139450


Otto Hahn

Go to below site for Otto Hahn + picture below

http://www.radiationworks.com/NSOttoHahn.htm


Sevmorput

Picture below

Kind regards

Santos

Jan Hendrik
14th April 2005, 00:56
Thanks for the info Santos. I had already seen the website of Otto Hahn, but the other info on the Savannah is quite interesting to read.
It looks like the ship needs to be scrapped. Cannot be saved, even if they build in other engines as for what purpose could it be.
Only in case there is a multi millionaire who wants too convert the vessel into a megayacht.
Any luck with our members here??
There must be some wealthy retirees.......

James C. Regarding the nuclair ice breakers, I heard about it, but thought none was around anymore.
Any pictures and other info?

James_C
14th April 2005, 01:58
There was an article in Ships Monthly (I Think) about it a year or so ago. Theres 2 or 3 of them that take tourists up to the pole from Murmansk (I Think). That copy of the mag is now filed away in the loft unfortunately.

Bruce Carson
7th July 2005, 17:17
Hi:
The writer for the Virginian Pilot makes a nice distinction when he calls the Savannah "nuclear fueled".
Despite the method of raising steam, the ship was powered by that old tried and true method of propulsion, turbines.
Bruce C.

gdynia
18th November 2005, 21:30
Was the Tanker Manhattan not nuclear powered as well believe it or not saw her loading a grain cargo in Mississippi River(Destrahan) they cut holes in her decks to put spouts in and kept on pulling her off berth to turn around to load opposite side

trotterdotpom
20th November 2005, 02:09
I saw Savannah laid up in Charleston in the mid-80s. Unfortunately it was daylight so couldnt see if she glowed in the dark!

John T.

Allan James
20th November 2005, 08:49
John,

Saw her there in the late 70's-no she didn't glow, but from my recollection she was a rather sad sight.

Allan

KenLin39
3rd December 2005, 18:42
A great photo of the Otto Hahn has been posted in the Shipspotters site, to see it ----> http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=147949&cid=27 . Ken.

gdynia
3rd December 2005, 19:19
James C. Regarding the nuclair ice breakers, I heard about it, but thought none was around anymore.
Any pictures and other info?[/QUOTE]

Jan
Russian still maintains a large fleet of Nuclear Icebreakers they can be sourced on the websites

www.bellona.no
www.nti.org

Although they gave assurances to such bodies as Greenpeace they would be withdrawn from service they still are at large today.

Gdynia

Manfred Faude
3rd December 2005, 19:23
Wasn't there a japanese nuclear ship, which was build but encountered a lot of troubles with its rector during trials?
Does anybody has heard of this ship?

Gulpers
3rd December 2005, 19:34
Manfred,

The 8000 tonne Japanese Mutsu was the third civil vessel, put into service in 1970. It had a 36 MWt reactor delivering 8 MW to the propeller. It was dogged by technical and political problems and was an embarrassing failure.

Taken from http://www.uic.com.au/nip32.htm (Thumb)

Jan Hendrik
3rd December 2005, 23:31
Thanks a lot guys for all your additional info.
And Ken indeed an excellent photo of the Otto Hahn. Thanks

gdynia
3rd December 2005, 23:45
Jan
Im using Gdynias pc to ask this question Do you know the name/color of the paint they used on the Union Castle Hulls as would like it for my boat at home

Sven

Jan Hendrik
4th December 2005, 00:01
Sven, I am sorry but I do not know.
They were not a customer of my company (tears----tears---)
Jan

gdynia
4th December 2005, 00:11
Sven, I am sorry but I do not know.
They were not a customer of my company (tears----tears---)
Jan
Jan
Thanx 4 that will pass it on to Sven - hes busy with his engines
Gdynia

KenLin39
4th December 2005, 02:31
Jan
Im using Gdynias pc to ask this question Do you know the name/color of the paint they used on the Union Castle Hulls as would like it for my boat at home

Sven

Hi Sven, we called them the Lavender Ladies. Ken.

KenLin39
4th December 2005, 13:58
Thanks a lot guys for all your additional info.
And Ken indeed an excellent photo of the Otto Hahn. Thanks

Hi Jan. A photo of the Savannah has been posted in Shipspotters. Ken.
http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=147261&cid=27

NAUCLER
21st March 2012, 02:31
NOTE! The merchant ship LENIN was the very first nuclear powered surface ship already delivered in 1959. She was three years before the SVANNAH. But America was as usual always the No 2 in those days, after the Sputnik in 1957...

jamesgpobog
21st March 2012, 03:19
But America was as usual always the No 2 in those days,

Why the derisive editorializing? (Cloud)

And Lenin was an icebreaker. I can source that, can you source your b.s. assertion?

GWB
21st March 2012, 03:22
Here is a couple of photos of the Lenin taken in Murmansk.