Model of the N.S. "Savannah" (1959)

Made:
1958-1965 in Camden and United States

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Model, scale 1:192, of the nuclear-powered merchant steamer the N.S. "Savannah" (1959), with shelter deck, wire-rigging and American flag in plastic exhibition case, probably constructed by the New York Ship Building Corporation, United States, 1958-1965

Whole model of NS 'Savannah', 1959. Scale 1:192

The Nuclear Ship Savannah was the first of only four nuclear-powered cargo ships ever built. A nuclear reactor on board heated water to produce steam, which turned a turbine. Though this ship ran as an experimental vessel from 1959-1971, she was in commercial cargo service between 1965 and 1970.

Details

Category:
Water Transport
Object Number:
1965-459/1
Materials:
acrylic, aluminium, copper wire, incomplete, metal (unknown), paint, silk and wood (unknown)
type:
nuclear power
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • watercraft
  • merchant vessel
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • watercraft
credit:
Lent by the United States Embassy, London